Fostering in Essex and Cambridgeshire
We need foster carers in Essex & Cambridgeshire
St Christopher’s Eastern Region fostering team work with foster carers and children across Essex and Cambridgeshire. Our team are small and friendly, so you will always know who you are talking to when you call us or drop in for a chat.
Essex is the base for our foster carers across the Eastern Region, with training sessionsand support groups all taking place in our Chelmsford office.
Our growing fostering community in Cambridgeshire enjoy days out together and attend events to spread the word about how to become a foster carer.
We know that fostering is more than just a job, but we also know it’s important that you have opportunities to develop and learn. That’s why training is continuous throughout your time as a foster carer.
If you are interested in changing a child’s like, please enquire about fostering with us below.
The fact that St Christopher’s is a charity was the main pull for me. We care who we foster with because despite appearing to be the same there is a clear distinction between agencies – charities have no motive to make profit or pay shareholders. Instead they can focus on providing excellent services.
We hadn’t met any foster carers before so everything was a bit unknown, but we went into it very openly and chatted with carers at Skills to Foster training about their experiences. Since becoming a carer people have approached me saying they’re thinking of fostering. I always make sure they know there will be challenges, but it’s also really rewarding.