Thought about fostering?

In Southend-on-Sea, we are continuously looking for new foster carers to make a real difference to the lives of local children & young people.

Fostering creates a family life for those who can’t live with their parents or wider family, and allows you to do something amazing.

You can request more info now using the form on this page!

What is a foster carer?

A foster carer is a front-line professional who looks after someone else’s child in their own home, with the full support of our Fostering and Children’s Teams. 

To find out more about the ways you could help a local child or young person, please use our form opposite and we'll send you further info. 

Learn more about fostering today...

How do we help you help them?

  • A generous allowance to cover expenses for each child placed with you
  • A dedicated, qualified and experienced supervising social worker
  • Professional development and training opportunities & qualifications
  • Regular events, coffee mornings and professional meetings with other foster families
  • 24-hour telephone support 

By fostering with Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, you become a valued member of our team, working together to help a local child or young person find a better future. Please contact us using the form above to find out more.