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Southend-on-Sea carers needed.

Not sure about the next step?

Information about foster caring.

We provide comprehensive information about foster care and help you to reduce the risk of you choosing the wrong fostering agency.

To be a foster carer you will need to have:
• The time and energy to invest in a child or young person
• A bedroom for the exclusive use of the foster child
• Couples will need to arrange their working hours so that one carer can be available full time
• Single carers will need to be at home full-time or have flexible employment
• A full UK driving licence or have excellent transport links

The best agency.

From your contact form, one of our social work experts will match you and your situation with the most suitable fostering agencies in Southend-on-Sea, on our UK Independent Agency Database.

Fostering allowances, how much pay, respite, babies?

Just like people, Fostering Agencies are not all the same. They have different support, allowances, quality of training, and access to respite care and support groups.

types of fostering

Not all agencies foster babies, some prefer to look after teenagers, some agencies expect you to be at home full time, others are happy if you have another job.

How to foster – Let’s get together.

To find out more and to take the next step towards a career as a foster carer, use our no obligation, free agency matching service by completing our online enquiry form, and get fostering right first time!

Did you know?

Southend was the “south end” of the village of Prittlewell, Southend Pier is the longest in the world and there are six beaches in Southend, East Beach, Shoebury Common Beach, Jubilee Beach, Three Shells’ Beach, Chalkwell Beach and Bell Wharf Beach.

The town is twinned with Sopot in Poland.

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Make a confidential enquiry to Simply Fostering so we can help you to find the best agencies to choose from.