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Fostering in Braintree

Many children and young people need fostering in Braintree. We offer foster local training, 24/7 support, peer support, and the opportunity to be the best you can be in your role.

If you’re considering becoming a foster carer in Braintree, choose to work with a fostering agency that has friendly local teams who will support you all the way.

National Fostering Group is the largest independent fostering agency in the UK with superb agency coverage across all regions – meaning you have the support of a team close to you.

We are the leading fostering agency in the Essex area and work in partnership with local authorities to place children and young people in homes where they can thrive.

As a foster carer for the National Fostering Group, you’ll have unparalleled access to professional support and excellent free training on your doorstep. We want you to thrive too, being the best you can be in your role as foster carer.

In addition, you’ll have access to a large and active peer network that includes several local support groups.

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Fostering agencies in Braintree

  • Established for more than two decades, National Fostering Group has teams (agencies) across the UK
  • Our lead fostering agency covering Braintree is Safehouses, which has been rated as GOOD by Ofsted and has a family feel
  • Safehouses’ team office covering Essex is in nearby Thetford, Norfolk, and supports you 24/7
  • We have other local teams, including Brighter Futures in Waltham Abbey
  • Our foster carers in Essex have access to several foster parent support groups
  • You will receive a generous fostering allowance for a child in your care
  • People from all walks of life are suitable to become a foster parent
  • Many types of fostering are available in Braintree, including emergency and long-term placements
  • You’ll get excellent free training on different aspects of fostering at a local venue

Fostering in Braintree and the Essex area

Hundreds of children are currently fostered or waiting to find foster parents in the Braintree area.

National Fostering Group covers Colchester, Clacton-on-Sea, Sudbury, Cambridge and Luton, plus all the towns and villages in between.

Start your fostering journey with National Fostering Group

  • We have fostering agencies all across the UK
  • Over 3,000 carers already part of our family
  • Benefit from our local support groups and social workers
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