Location: Essex

Essex urgently needs more foster carers. If you’re considering a career as a foster carer then please review the independent and local authority Essex fostering services below. You can contact them via the details on their information pages. Essex is a county located north east of London. The county consists of 14 districts including Basildon, Braintree, Brentwood, Castle Point, the City of Chelmsford, Colchester, Epping Forest, Harlow, Maldon, Rochford, Southend-on-Sea, Tendring, Thurrock, and Uttlesford.

Find out more about foster care or becoming a foster carer in Essex

If you haven’t done so yet please be sure to read our pages on ‘What is fostering?‘, ‘Who can foster?‘ and ‘Becoming a foster carer‘. If you have any questions at all about fostering or fostering providers within Essex then please reach out to us on our Do Fostering Facebook page. Thank you for visiting our website and for your support.

Do Fostering strives to ensure that our directory information is kept up-to-date and accurate. If you notice any inaccuracies in any of the information provided then please let us know via email.

Local Authority Fostering Service

Essex County Council

Tel: 0800 80153

Independent Fostering Provider

Quality Foster Care

Tel: 01268 795597

Independent Fostering Provider

Fostering Outcomes – London and Midlands

Tel: 0208 325 1122

Independent Fostering Provider

Fostering People Too

Tel: 01376 329460

Local Authority Fostering Service

London Borough of Havering

Tel: 01708 434574

Independent Fostering Provider

Compass Fostering – London and Eastern

Tel: 01708 733 735

Local Authority Fostering Service

London Borough of Redbridge

Tel: 020 8708 7528

Independent Fostering Provider

Five Rivers Family Placement Service

Tel: 01708 914244

Local Authority Fostering Service

Thurrock Fostering

Tel: 0800 652 1256

Local Authority Fostering Service

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Tel: 020 8227 5988

Independent Fostering Provider

Children First Fostering Agency

Tel: 0808 178 1144

Independent Fostering Provider

Brighter Futures Foster Care

Tel: 01992 800 070

Independent Fostering Provider

Mosaic Foster Care

Tel: 01702 344088

Independent Fostering Provider

St Christopher’s Fostering – North Thames

Tel: 0800 234 6282

Independent Fostering Provider

Affinity Fostering

Tel: 01245 237158

Independent Fostering Provider

Nexus Fostering – South East

Tel: 0800 389 0143

Local Authority Fostering Service

Southend Adoption & Fostering Service

Tel: 01702 212938

Independent Fostering Provider

Futures For Children – Southend

Tel: 01702 335932

Independent Fostering Provider

Young People at Heart

Tel: 01932 847137