Could You Foster and What Would You Need?

  • We welcome enquiries from all members of society over the age of 21 regardless of your ethnic background, employment status, marital status or sexual orientation.
  • All we ask initially is that you have a spare room, care about young people and are prepared to help them through a difficult time in their lives.

What does a foster carer need?

  • Apart from a spare room, you will need time, patience, tolerance, energy and a sense of humour and a keen desire to learn new skills.
  • You will need to be able to work a variety of professionals involved in a child’s life and be able to make sure that the child’s voice is heard.

If you are interested in fostering, please complete an online Foster Care Enquiry Form or for further information, please see our download What Happens if I want to Become a Foster Carer for Southend?

Page last updated: 06/06/2017