Fostering in Southend-on-Sea

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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

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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.

Choosing an Agency.

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.

Applying to foster.

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 fostering eligibility quiz

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Fostering Statistics: East of England

Total Children in Care, East of England 2020
Foster Care Placements, East of England 2020

The following statistics are from the total number of children in care in the East of England, and not exclusively those in Foster Care.

Children with disability : 230
3%
Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers : 580
9%
Popular Placement Types: Vary in this area.

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Did you Know - Southend-on-Sea?

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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