Fostering in Essex
If changing the lives of children and young people in your local area is important to you, then fostering in Essex could be your next step.
Fostering is all about providing children with a stable and caring home – somewhere that they can recover from any trauma, neglect or abuse they may have experienced. Many of our current foster carers state that it is extremely rewarding to watch children regain their confidence at school or college – or just generally in their everyday lives. There are lots of different types of fostering that you can do, and our team of enquiry officers here at TACT will be able to advise you about the different ways that you could make a difference.
As young people come into care for different reasons, the length of time that they remain in foster care can vary. Conflict or illness within the family could mean that children only need to be fostered for a short period of time. Sadly, many young people require care for much longer due to neglect or abuse. TACT are recruiting foster carers in Essex in order to provide care and guidance for these vulnerable young people.
To begin your fostering in Essex journey, you don’t need any previous experience as full training will be provided (at no cost to you). As we are a charity, we reinvest surplus income into providing more support and training for our fostering households. However, some form of childcare experience would be preferable. You may also have other additional skills from previous jobs that you could bring into fostering, such as caring for children with learning or physical disabilities.
There are some initial requirements to fulfil in order to start a fostering application. They are:
- To be aged 21 years or over
- To have at least one spare bedroom in your home
- Be a full time resident of the UK
If this sounds like something YOU could do, you could join our Fostering Essex team!
TACT foster carers, The Wrights, talk about how proud they are of the young people they have cared for, and about the support they receive from TACT:
Why foster in Essex with TACT?
TACT is the UK’s largest dedicated fostering charity. We reinvest any surplus income into providing more support and training for foster carers interested in fostering.
As one of the leading fostering agencies in Essex, we provide our foster parents with training and support that is local to them – to enable them to change young people’s lives. Because we reinvest surplus income, we can provide additional support over and above what is required of a fostering charity, such as a dedicated education service, health service and an online foster carer portal.
We’re more than just a fostering agency – we go above and beyond to look after our foster carers and the children they provide care for. Our TACT Connect service ensures that when children leave the care system, they have TACT’s support for life.
This is why 98% of our carers would recommend us to others thinking of fostering.
“Being a former foster child myself, I was ready and pleased to help vulnerable children in need. I chose to foster with TACT because I liked the fact that they are a charity and since the beginning they have proved to be very helpful and supportive whenever needed.”
– Foster Carer (East London)