Interested in fostering children?
If you’re thinking about being a foster carer, you should explore what fostering is and how foster carers do the job to check out whether fostering is for you.
Fostering children can be difficult, carers need to have enough energy, patience, and commitment, but if you have, it will give you the chance to fulfil your potential and to change children’s lives for the better.
Want to find the best agency in your region?
The process of choosing the correct foster agency can be a long and confusing one as there are so many agencies to consider. It can be hard to gain information about what each agency can offer potential foster carers.
Simply Fostering – Be a foster carer
Simply Fostering is not an agency, we are an independent company that provides free information about fostering and we also offer a fostering agency matching service for people interested in becoming foster carers, to help them find the best agencies to choose from.
Fostering Agency Database – East
Our Independent Fostering Agency Database holds a list of member agencies in the East, who we recommend based on their reputation, quality of service, and the type of support and allowances on offer.
Fostering children – Foster care experts
Together, our team has over eighty years experience of working with foster carers, foster children, and fostering agencies in the UK, and has helped many hundreds of people to become happy and successful foster carers.
To use our free, fostering agency matching service, please complete our eligibility quiz and we will arrange for the most suitable agencies in England with vacancies, to contact you, improving your chance of being accepted for assessment and starting on the journey to becoming a successful foster carer.
The following statistics are from the total number of children in care in the East of England, and not exclusively those in Foster Care.
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Popular placement types: Eastern England has a wide variety of placement types.
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Did you Know - East of England?
The East of England is one of the nine official regions of England. It includes the ceremonial counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.
Essex has the highest population in the region. Its population at the 2011 census was 5,847,000.
The UK’s first heart transplant took place in January 1979 at Papworth Hospital. A mammoth skeleton found at West Runton, Norfolk, in 1990, is the most complete in the world. King’s Lynn was the first in the UK to install a town-centre CCTV system, from 1987.