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Children First Fostering Agency

Children First work closely with prominent local authorities in the South East of England, including London, Essex, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, to deliver high-quality foster carer services to children and young people needing loving family homes.

The Children First head office is located in Basildon, but we are able to provide local support to foster carers in the form of our carer hubs in Milton Keynes, Luton, Colchester, Ipswich, Southend and London. So, if you live in these towns or surrounding areas, 24/7 support is always there when you need it.

Comprehensive training and support is also available to you free of charge when you become a foster carer with us. From learning the basics of fostering and caring for a child, through to specific modules focused towards the option of caring for children with more complex needs, we will equip you with everything you need to give children in your care a brighter future.

  • 6 Support Groups

  • Ofsted Rating Good

  • Small Sized Agency

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"The children have the opportunity to have fun and to participate in activities which they enjoy, such as bowling, camping, church activities and family holidays. They build happy memories of family experiences."

Office Details


3 Lords Court
Cricketers Way
SS13 1SS

Phone number

01268 567330

General email

[email protected]

Opening Hours

  • Mon - Fri 9am-5pm
  • Sat & Sun Closed

  • Head Office

  • Training Centres

  • Support Groups