Local Authorities and Trusts in East

See also: Independent fostering providers

Bedford Borough Council
Local Authority

Bedford Borough Council
Adoption & Fostering Service
Borough Hall
Cauldwell Street
Bedford, MK42 9AP

01234 718 718

We invite you to call us and welcome your interest in adoption and fostering in Bedfordshire.

Cambridgeshire County Council
Local Authority

Fostering and Adoption Service
Scott House
5 George Street
PE29 3AD

0800 0520078 (freephone)
Central Bedfordshire Fostering Service
Local Authority

2nd Floor
Technology House
239 Ampthill Road
MK42 9BD

0300 300 8181

We welcome anyone interested in fostering to give us a call for an informal chat.  We offer an extensive ongoing training package, a high level of support and allowances to help care for children.

Essex County Council
Local Authority

Essex House
200 The Crescent
Colchester Business Park

0800 801530
Hertfordshire County Council
Local Authority

Hertfordshire County Council
Farnham House
Six Hills Way

0800 917 0925
Luton Fostering Services
Local Authority

Unity House
111 Stuart Street

01582 547737
Norfolk Fostering Service
Local Authority

Sheila English, Team Manager
Children's Services
Norfolk County Council
Lakeside 500
Old Chapel Way
Broadland Business Park

0344 800 8020
Peterborough City Council
Local Authority

Fostering and Adoption
Floor 3
Midgate House

0800 0850713
Southend Adoption & Fostering Service - Southend on Sea Borough Council
Local Authority

Civic Centre 7th Floor
Victoria Avenue
Southend on Sea

01702 212938

Southend-On-Sea Borough council aims to provide safe, high quality family-based care for children and young people through our growing team of over one hundred foster carers.

There are three main routes into becoming a foster carer for Southend On Sea Borough Council; as a voluntary carer, a fee paid carer or as part of our new Southend Fostering Project where you could earn up to £25,000, plus fostering allowances, a year.

All carers receive a generous allowance to cover the expenses for each child placed with them, they also have the support of their own Supervising Social Worker as well as 24 hour support from the fostering team.

Suffolk Fostering Service
Local Authority

Fostering Recruitment and Assessment Team
The Kingsfield Centre
Chilton Way
IP14 1SZ

0800 328 2148

Suffolk’s Fostering Service welcomes applicants from all backgrounds and ethnicities.

We require foster carers able to look after children and young people aged 0-18 years, with a wide range of care needs, for both short and long term placements and are particularly keen to hear from those interested in offering care to teenagers, children with disabilities and sibling groups.

Suffolk provides a competitive skills based scheme for more experienced carers

Supported Fostering Services Essex
Health and Social Services Trust

5 Station Court
Station Approach
SS11 7AT

01268 574265

SFS is an established not for profit charity with strong and positive working relationships with Local Authorities.

SFS offer a high level of support to foster carers including 24 hour access to a social worker, SFS also has educational and behavioural management consultants who can offer specific support. We offer a comprehensive training programme to all our carers and are interested in foster carers willing to consider looking after children, young people, parent & baby placements aged 0 to 18 years old. However we would particularly welcome applications from people willing to foster children aged 8 years and older. SFS are also recruiting long and short term foster carer’s for children with disabilities.

Thurrock Fostering
Local Authority

Civic Offices
New Road
RM17 6SL

0800 652 1256

We have vacancies for carers in short term, long term, respite, siblings, babies, teenagers, mother and baby placements, disabled children and shared care. We welcome applicants from variety of backgrounds including single, married, divorced, employed, unemployed, same sex relationship and all ethnicities.

Thurrock Fostering welcome all enquiries from Thurrock areas of Grays, Purfleet, South Ockendon, Corringham, Stanford le Hope, West Thurrock, Tilbury, Orsett, Horndon, Bulphan, Linford, East Tilbury, Aveley and Stifford.

We also welcome enquiries from Southend, London Borough of Havering and Essex. Including Canvey, Basildon, Benfleet, Wickford, Shotgate, Thundersley, Romford, Rush Green, Dagenham, Hornchurch, Upminster, Cranham, Westcliff, and Rainham.

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