Fostering in Chelmsford

Foster carers in Chelmsford, Essex receive locally-delivered training, 24/7 support, peer support, and the opportunity to be the best you can be in your role. There are many children and young people who need fostering. Can you help?

If you’re considering becoming a foster carer in Chelmsford, choose to work with a fostering agency that has local teams who will be with you every step.

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 UK and work in partnership with the local authority 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 in your local area. 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 34 local support groups.

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Fostering agencies in Chelmsford

  • Established for more than two decades, National Fostering Group has teams (agencies) across the UK
  • Our fostering agency covering Chelmsford – Brighter Futures in Waltham Abbey – has been rated as GOOD by Ofsted
  • Our foster carers in Chelmsford have access to several foster parent support groups
  • Our team office has a family feel and will support you 24/7
  • 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, including emergency and long-term placements
  • You’ll get excellent free training on different aspects of fostering at a venue local to you

Fostering in the Chelmsford area

Scores of children are currently fostered or waiting to find foster parents in the Chelmsford area and Essex as a whole.

National Fostering Group’s Brighter Futures team covers Basildon, Brentwood, Rayleigh, Maldon, Witham, Broomfield and Brentwood.

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