Contact the Essex fostering team

Our friendly team is here to help you with any questions.

We understand fostering is a big decision. Our enquiry team are available for a chat over the phone or email, no appointment necessary. Please ask any questions you have, and we will help you and your family.

Make a fostering enquiry

Share a few details, then one of our team will be in touch. Congratulations on taking the first step in your fostering journey.

Apply now

Call our fostering team

Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 8pm

Friday, 8.30am to 4pm

Saturday, 9am to 12pm

Call 0800 801 530.

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Email our fostering team

Please email with your question, we will get back to you as soon as possible. Contact FosterRecruitment@essex.gov.uk

Join us at an fostering information event

Join us in-person, or online, to hear from our foster carers and social workers. These sessions are drop-in, you can join to ask your question at any point.

Find an event

Start your fostering journey

Share a few details, then one of our team will be in touch. Congratulations on taking the first step in your fostering journey.

Apply to become a foster carer (opens in a new window)