Essex foster carers urgently needed to transform children’s lives
One hundred new foster carers are needed by Essex County Council’s Fostering Service as the number of children requiring foster care continues to grow.
There are now 1,070 children in foster care in Essex and this number has been increasing for the past two years. In addition, the rate of children leaving care has slowed down, bringing into sharp focus the need to recruit more foster carers for children of all ages, siblings and children with disabilities.
Fostering is caring for someone else’s child or children in your own home for a few days, months, or in some cases, until the child grows up. For more information click here