Independent Fostering Providers in East

See also: Local Authorities and Trusts

Action for Children Fostering South East - Ramsgate Office
Independent Fostering Provider

Victoria House
20-22 Albion Place
Ramsgate
Kent
CT11 8HQ

0845 200 5162
Adolescent and Children's Trust, The (TACT) Fostering - East Midlands & East Anglia
Independent Fostering Provider

TACT East Midlands
Armstrong House
27 Station Road
Kettering
Northants
NN15 7HH

01536 411 410
AFA Fostering - East Anglia
Independent Fostering Provider

Drayton Old Lodge
146 Drayton High Road
Drayton
Norwich
NR8 6AN

01603 861611

AFA Fostering prides itself on carefully matching foster children with foster carers in East Anglia and East Midlands.

Our Mission Statement is: “AFA Fostering aims to provide Quality care with Integrity and Respect.”

AFA aims to provide care to foster children locally, to keep them in touch with their families, friends and communities.

The foster children we care for need foster carers who can provide stability and consistency. Foster carers must be flexible enough to understand and cope with the behaviour some foster children may display but resilient enough not to give up but to help a foster child reach full potential.

We are looking for both experienced and new foster carers from a wide variety of backgrounds, cultures, religions and social groups.

We are particularly looking for carers for teenagers, sibling groups and parent and child placements.

Our commitment to you

We will provide:

  • Genuine 24 hours a day, 7 days a week support from experienced and qualified local staff
  • Regular supervision visits, at least monthly and frequent telephone support
  • Ongoing training to develop your knowledge and childcare skills
  • Regular foster carer support groupsA comprehensive allowance to enable you to view fostering as a career

AFA Fostering recruits and supports foster carers in Norfolk, Suffolk, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Northamptonshire, and Milton Keynes.

Archway Care Ltd
Independent Fostering Provider

South House 1
Bond Estate, Bond Avenue
Bletchely
Milton Keynes
MK1 1SW

01908 220443

Can you provide:

• A spare room to care for a child?
• A child centred approach in caring for children and young people who are hard to place?
• Care during the day for a child who has been excluded from school?
• Care for children and teenagers displaying challenging behaviour?

We provide:

• Preparation and training, so that you are fully and properly prepared
• Reliable On Call Support 24 hours a day – 365 days of the year.
• Group support and training with other foster carers.
• NVQ Level training.
• Excellent remuneration to ensure that you are paid, and full rewarded.  The allowance starts from £374 for new foster carers per week per child, and from £447 up to £894 for experienced foster carers, per week.
• 2 weeks annual paid respite.

We concentrate entirely upon making foster placements work.  The real satisfaction comes from knowing that you can make a positive and permanent difference in a child’s life.

We would welcome applications from prospective foster carers and experienced foster carers already caring for children who wish to transfer to Archway Care.  Applicants interested in caring for teenagers are most welcome. 

Barnardo's Adoption - London, East & South East
Independent Fostering Provider

54 Head Street
Colchester
Essex
CO1 1PB

01206 562438

Adoption agency providing adoption placement and adoption support services.

We have an administrative base in Colchester with a sub office in North East London.

Specialist services include:

  • Adoption Placement for children aged 0-8 years.
  • Adoption Support Service including an advice and information line and the LINK Therapeutic Counselling service for all affected by adoption.
  • Attachment Focused Counselling.

Please contact us for further information.

Barnardo's Fostering - London, East & South East
Independent Fostering Provider

128 London Rd
Southborough
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN4 0PL

01892 510650

Operating for over 30 years across London, East and South East, we have developed specific expertise in the provision of fostering and support care for:

  • children and young people with severe to moderate learning difficulties and with emotional and behavioural problems
  • black, asian and minority ethnic children and young people
  • separated children (separated children are unaccompanied children and young people seeking asylum in this country).
  • Trafficked and exploited children and young people
  • Young parents and babies
  • Children and young people with moderate learning difficulties

Our team can provide full time, holiday and short break placements for children and young people.

We can also provide task centred placements for limited periods where we complete specific work with a young person within a family placement. This can range from intensive assessment to planned rehabilitation with parents.

Please contact us for further information.

Barnardo's Headquarters
Independent Fostering Provider

Scotch House
Tanners Lane
Barkingside, Ilford
Essex
IG6 1QG

020 8550 8822
Break Fostering Service
Independent Fostering Provider

Schofield House
Spar Road
Norwich
Norfolk
NR6 6BX

01603 670110
Brighter Futures Foster Care
Independent Fostering Provider

Warlies Park House
Horseshoe Hill
Upshire
Essex
EN9 3SL

0845 388 3087

Operates in Essex, Herts, Hants, East and West Sussex and Brighton and Hove

By The Bridge - Eastern Region
Independent Fostering Provider

Dawn Dempster, Registered Manager
The Water Tower
Guildprime Business Centre
Southend Road
Billericay
Essex
CM11 2PY

0845 450 9944

The staff team of By the Bridge are amongst the most experienced people working in fostering. Because we have direct experience of fostering children, or providing therapeutic childcare, we know what it takes to foster and can therefore better meet foster parents' expectations and needs.

Fundamental to our philosophy is that we provide significant training, supervision, groups, activities, career opportunity, out of hours help, and extra allowances are services our foster parents can benefit from in order to keep themselves in good shape as the key professionals in the relationship with the child. We are always available for you - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Five Rivers Child Care Ltd - Ilford
Independent Fostering Provider

South Park Business Centre
306 Green Lane
Ilford
Essex
IG1 1LQ

01858412765

Five Rivers Fostering provide an excellent training package complimented by 24/7 support from experienced Social Workers, Family Support Workers, Therapists and education specialists where this is required.

We pride ourselves in our support and advice to foster carers enabling safe and secure placements for young people where they are encouraged to reach their full potential. Our carers share our vision to support young people to achieve and build on their strengths and help them in the next step in their journey to adulthood.

All carers receive guidance, regular supervision and are helped to provide a range of supportive strategies and positive interventions to help the development of children and to understand and meet their needs.

Carers receive a very competitive allowance and paid holidays as well as free membership to the Fostering Network.

Foster Care Associates Eastern
Independent Fostering Provider

Sorrel House
Claydon Business Park
Gipping Road
Great Blakenham
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP6 0NL

0800 023 4561
Foster Care Associates South - Essex
Independent Fostering Provider

Unit 10, Britannia Business Park
Comet Way
Southend-On-Sea
Essex
SS2 6GE

0800 023 4561
Fostering Outcomes - Head Office
Independent Fostering Provider

1st Floor Offices
Brooklands House
5 Willow Grove
Chislehurst
BR7 5BN

020 8325 1122
020 8090 3767
Fostering People Too Ltd
Independent Fostering Provider

46 Springwood Drive
Braintree
Essex
CM7 2YN

01376 329460
01376 335005

Fostering People Too, based in Braintree, is keen to recruit carers from East London and East Anglia. The agency has just received it’s second Outstanding rating from Ofsted plus a 100% inspection score from the local authorities that use Fp2. The agency consistently receives excellent feedback from placing local authorities. It prides itself on the high level of support to carers, and most new carers come by recommendation. High quality training, monthly support groups, 24 hour access to support team. The agency is small and that’s it’s strength. You will soon feel part of the Fp2 family. Find out more from their website www.fosteringpeopletoo.org.uk or ring 01376 329460 .

Fostering Solutions - Cambridge
Independent Fostering Provider

Sycamore Studio
New Road
Over
Cambridge
CB24 5PJ

01954 470010
01954 231055
Fostering Solutions - Norwich
Independent Fostering Provider

Bridge House
Fishergate
Norwich
NR3 1UF

01603 762596
01603 762316
Fostering Solutions - Oundle
Independent Fostering Provider

The Wharf House
Station Road
Oundle
Peterborough
PE8 4DE

01832 250300
01832 273352
Fosterplus Ltd Ampthill
Independent Fostering Provider

11 Doolittle Mill
Froghall Road
Ampthill
Bedfordshire
MK45 2ND

01525 841803
01525 841 804

We provide services to 65 authorities. Our success is due largely to its founder directors, Deborah & Paul, whos hands on approach to management retains an enthusiasm for high quality social work, delivering the required outcomes. We recognise that each child has individual needs and choices. Our proactive approach ensures a safe & effective standard for children in care achieving 3 outstanding Ofsted awards. We care for the most challenging children, providing a healthy & fulfilling lifestyle achieved via staff and carers working together and the training & support we provide to all.

  • Emergency placements
  • Therapy to support a care plan
  • Placement for a large sibling group
  • Specific care skills for physical disability
  • Frequent short term respite care provided
  • Supportive placements with specialist carers
  • Specialist training and support provided
  • Specific child focused assessments
  • Fosterplus recruits single carers and couples
  • Religious & cultural backgrounds catered for
  • No experience necessary
  • Fostering since 1996
Fosterplus Ltd Harlow
Independent Fostering Provider

The Latton Bush Centre,
Southern Way,
Harlow,
Essex CM18 7BL

01279 836 283
01279 838 183
Futures for Children - Dedham
Independent Fostering Provider

Unit 4-5 Dedham Vale
Business Park
Dedham
Essex
CO7 6BL

01206 700141
01206 322 507

Futures for Children is an established Independent Fostering Provider delivering services in Kent, Essex, London, East & West Sussex, Birmingham, Suffolk, Surrey, Hampshire, Herts, Cambridgeshire, Cleveland, Darlington, Bedfordshire, Luton, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire and the North East. Through our foster carers we aim to provide all children placed with us a secure, safe and nurturing environment in which they can achieve their full potential.  Children are carefully matched with carers that are able to meet their assessed needs and an extensive programme of ongoing training is provided. All carers have access to 24 hour support and receive regular supervision from highly experienced social workers.

We are currently looking to recruit carers who are able to offer a family experience to children and young people of all ages.  We would also like to recruit carers who are able to provide a family environment to sibling groups in order that children may remain together with brothers or sisters.

Futures For Children - Milton Keynes
Independent Fostering Provider

Threshing House
Hayfield Business Park
Aspley Guise
Milton Keynes
MK17 8HS

01908 286 644
01908 313 161

Futures for Children is an established Independent Fostering Provider delivering services in Kent, Essex, London, East & West Sussex, Birmingham, Suffolk, Surrey, Hampshire, Herts, Cambridgeshire, Cleveland, Darlington, Bedfordshire, Luton, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire and the North East. Through our foster carers we aim to provide all children placed with us a secure, safe and nurturing environment in which they can achieve their full potential.  Children are carefully matched with carers that are able to meet their assessed needs and an extensive programme of ongoing training is provided. All carers have access to 24 hour support and receive regular supervision from highly experienced social workers.

We are currently looking to recruit carers who are able to offer a family experience to children and young people of all ages.  We would also like to recruit carers who are able to provide a family environment to sibling groups in order that children may remain together with brothers or sisters.

Events are advertised in local newspapers, website, telephone directory/Yellow Pages.

Futures For Children - Southend
Independent Fostering Provider

62 London Road
Southend on Sea
Essex
SS1 1PG

01702 335932
01702 434266

Futures for Children is an established Independent Fostering Provider delivering services in Kent, Essex, London, East & West Sussex, Birmingham, Suffolk, Surrey, Hampshire, Herts, Cambridgeshire, Cleveland, Darlington, Bedfordshire, Luton, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire and the North East. Through our foster carers we aim to provide all children placed with us a secure, safe and nurturing environment in which they can achieve their full potential.  Children are carefully matched with carers that are able to meet their assessed needs and an extensive programme of ongoing training is provided. All carers have access to 24 hour support and receive regular supervision from highly experienced social workers.

We are currently looking to recruit carers who are able to offer a family experience to children and young people of all ages.  We would also like to recruit carers who are able to provide a family environment to sibling groups in order that children may remain together with brothers or sisters.

Independent Asian Fostering Bureau
Independent Fostering Provider

Suite A
Gable House
1 Balfour Road
Ilford
Essex
IG1 4HP

020 8553 2989
ISP (Integrated Services Programme) - Milton Keynes
Independent Fostering Provider

Brook Farm Units 1 & 2,
Salford Road,
Hulcote,
Bedfordshire,
MK17 8BS

01525 288020

ISP is an independent provider of high quality childcare in family settings, complemented by specialist teams in education, therapy and social work.  We care for “difficult to place” children and young people whose development has been impaired by abuse or trauma, resulting in emotional, behavioural and social difficulties.

Our multi-disciplinary approach enables us to create an individual care plan for each child, focussing on their complex needs.  ISP believes that our foster carers are pivotal in achieving successful outcomes for the children in their care.

Kites Children's Services
Independent Fostering Provider

Gibraltar House
539-541 London Road
Westcliff-on-Sea
SS9 0LJ

010702351227

Kites received an outstanding from OFSTED in Septemeber 2011. We have 2 inhouse therapists, a fostering support worker and a supervising socal worker for 10 carers. Additionally we provide 3 weeks respite and monthly training.

Little Acorns Fostering Ltd
Independent Fostering Provider

Rook Tree Barn
Withersfield Road
Great Wratting
Haverhill
Suffolk
CB9 7HD

01440 732010
Mosaic Foster Care Ltd
Independent Fostering Provider

Suite 12
Chalkwell Lawns
648-656 London Road
Westcliff-on-Sea
Essex
SS0 9HR

01702 344088

Mosaic Foster Care offers therapeutic foster care, with expertise in assessment and support services.

At the core of our philosophy is that children and young people who are being looked after by foster carers require additional and complementary services to help them recover from their trauma and achieve positive outcomes.

With this in mind we believe in supporting our cares to undertake the difficult but rewarding role they do with:-

  • A high level of training
  • Financial support
  • A dedicated supervising social worker
  • Advice and support from in house therapists
  • 24 hour on call service
  • Regular respite and support
  • Membership to the Fostering Network.

We have a dedicated recruitment website at www.i-want-to-foster.com

National Fostering Agency
Independent Fostering Provider

Frays Court
71 Cowley Road
Uxbridge
Middlesex
UB8 2BE

01895 200 300
National Fostering Agency East & Midlands
Independent Fostering Provider

NFA East & Midlands
National Fostering Agency
2 Quay View Business Park
Barnards Way
Lowestoft
NR32 2HD

01502 588 349
01502 587 675
Orange Grove Foster Care Agency - North London and Essex Office
Independent Fostering Provider

3 The Drive,
Jubilee House,
Great Warley,
Brentwood,
WR14 1UT

08458734455

The North London & Essex team are dedicated to ensuring that all our foster carers have the support they need and that the children they care for have the very best opportunities to grow and develop in a stable, safe, and nurturing environment.

Orange Grove prides itself on the training we deliver on topics such as disability, education, first aid, attachment, safeguarding and much more. We are always looking to improve the support we give to our carers. We also host bi-monthly forum meetings along with many varied outings and fun events.

We are always glad to hear from somebody who is interested in fostering. Call our specialist enquiry line on 08458 734455 for more information and friendly advice.

Become part of the Orange Grove family and make a real difference.

Outlook Fostering Services Ltd
Independent Fostering Provider

2 Willow House, Kennington Road
Willesborough
Ashford
Kent
TN24 0NR

01233 610661

Outlook Fostering Services is an Independent Fostering Agency. We currently provide long term and task centred Foster Carers for more than 30 Local Authorities across London and the Home Counties.

We provide child-centred, reliable, efficient and cost effective fostering solutions. Our range of placement options includes:

  • Parent and child assessments
  • Bridging placements
  • Solo placements (where there are no other children within the household)
  • Task Centred placements
  • Long term placements
  • Permanency options

Before placement, we carry out a full matching assessment to ensure that the best foster care solution is found. This process works. Over 70% of our looked after children stay with their carers on a long term basis.

We work closely with all Agencies involved and become part of the professional team formed when a child is identified as needing support. This allows us to develop individual solutions that can be adapted to meet the changing needs of each Foster Parent and child.

Our staff and Foster Carers follow a programme of continuous professional development enabling us to provide support across a broad range of issues. Our services promote every aspect of a child's life including education, health, culture, religion, sexuality and therapeutic needs. We promote evidence to our commitment to the Every Child Matters outcomes and ensure all of our Looked After Children have the opportunity to:

  • Be healthy
  • Stay safe
  • Enjoy and achieve
  • Make a positive contribution
  • Achieve economic well-being
Quality Foster Care Ltd
Independent Fostering Provider

305 High Road
Benfleet
Essex
SS7 5HA

01268 795597
Regional Foster Placements - Norfolk
Independent Fostering Provider

Sapphire House
Roundtree Way
Norwich
NR7 8SQ

08000191165

Regional Foster Placements provide safe, high quality foster care services to ‘looked after’ children of any age We are currently recruiting in East Anglia and are looking for carers to provide the following types of placements: Short term, Long term, Respite, Emergency, Sibling groups and Parent and child assessment placements. We offer high quality support and training with low staff caseloads and support workers to help you in this important and valuable role. More information can be found on our website.

Safehouses Ltd (not linked to Safehouses North Ltd) East
Independent Fostering Provider

Lambourn House,
67 North Road,
South Ockendon,
Essex,
RM15 6QA

01708 859258

Safehouses is a small to medium fosteing agency who prides itself on high quality matching and support of its carers. Due to the size the staff 'know' the carers and are able to support them appropriately in their fostering. Foster Carers can expect:
* fortnightly supervision visits, * fortnight paid respite annually, * young people matched to carers skills and family lifestyle, * 24 hours oncall support, * dedicated, passionate and professional team of highly skilled Social Workers and support staff, * quality service - rated as 'outstanding' by Ofsted consistently, * own allocated Social Worker, * prompt monthly payments, * monthly training across 3 sites, * excellent safe care practices, * long standing staff team, * many carers celebrating their 10 years fostering with Safehosues, * contracts with many different Local Authorities and County Councils across the South East.

Seafields Fostering Ltd - East
Independent Fostering Provider

St Aubyns
2 Wellington Street
Newmarket
Suffolk
CB8 OHT

01638 666 088

Can you give a child a childhood? If so, we'd love to hear from you at Seafields Fostering. We're urgently looking for foster carers in East Angia, London and the South East where there's a desperate shortage of kind foster carers willing to give a child or young person a home.

We were established in 1996 and are rated as Good by Ofsted for the quality care services that we provide to meet the individual needs of young people within the community.

If you are interested in the excellent pay, training and support we offer, please contact us for more information.

SSAFA Forces Help
Independent Fostering Provider

19 Queen Elizabeth Street
London
SE1 2LP

0207 463 9229

Applications welcomed from experienced or prospective foster carers from the military community either in or moving to overseas locations. We particularly welcome applications from Foreign and Commonwealth personnel within the military community.

We cover:

  • British Forces Germany
  • British Forces Cyprus
  • British Forces Gibraltar
  • British Forces Brunei
St Christopher's Fostering - North Thames Office
Independent Fostering Provider

Lion House
36 Clarence Street
Southend-On-Sea
Essex
SS1 1BD

0800 234 6282

At St Christopher's we pride ourselves on the high quality care offered by our fully trained foster carers. Supported by our professional team of social workers and support workers, our foster carers provide safe and caring homes where children can thrive and be an active part of their local community.

We provide:

  • Specialist training and excellent support
  • An attractive financial package
  • Access to a child psychiatrist, clinical psychologist and education consultant
  • A tried and tested behaviour management programme to support your day to day care
  • Access to a social worker, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Up to 21 days respite a year
  • Organised activities that are fun and supportive for the whole family
  • Individual membership of Fostering Network and its many benefits
  • Access to an Independent Reviewing Officer
  • Additional support from our team of support workers when appropriate

We also have offices in the West Midlands and South Thames areas as well as our main office.

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