Becoming a foster carer in the East of England

Our award-winning support will help you make a difference.

The East of England is full of local children and young people looking for foster homes. To help them, join the family of foster carers who, according to Ofsted, create ‘Outstanding outcomes for children’

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Fostering a child in the East of England is one of the most rewarding decisions you could make, and we want to make your journey towards becoming a foster carer as simple and hassle-free as possible. Our local experts are a phone call away, and ready to answer any and all questions you have about fostering.

Hundreds of children and young people need a safe and nurturing family environment in the East of England. Wherever you’re based and whatever your circumstances, you could make a real difference to a vulnerable young person by choosing to become an NFA foster carer.

Our local experts will guide you step by step through the process, and will be there to provide ongoing training and support at every stage of your fostering journey. To begin, call our regional team in the East of England today on 0800 044 3020, or use the contact form to fill in your details and we’ll call at a time that suits you.

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Where you’ll find us

Join our award-winning community of hard-working foster carers in the East of England, and you’ll have access to a range of local services and support networks that will help you thrive as a dedicated foster carer.

Whether you’re planning on fostering in Peterborough, Yarmouth, Southend or anywhere else in the East of England, a helping hand is never far away. Our regional offices and training venues are there to make sure you get immediate access to the appropriate training and guidance, while our support group centres offer a safe space for you to meet other foster families and share your experiences.

Natalie, your local foster care training coordinator, travels to areas near you to help you start out and excel in fostering a vulnerable young person. From there, you can access ongoing training and guidance through our regional team, as well as round-the-clock support from your dedicated social worker.

Explore our foster care services in the East of England using the map.

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Are you fostering material?

Almost anyone can join our award-winning foster care community and make a difference to a young person in need. We don’t take into account your culture, beliefs, qualifications or financial background – only that you’re able to provide a suitable environment for a vulnerable child.

Have you got what it takes to foster? Take our quiz and find out by answering five simple questions.

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You’re not quite ready yet

It sounds like you’ve got the love to give and the time to spare. So we’d love to invite you to start your journey as a foster carer with us.

You need to be able to answer ‘yes’ to all the questions in our quiz to become a foster carer. Get in touch for some friendly advice about making the necessary changes to start your journey with us

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What would you like to know?

We’re always happy to answer any questions you have about fostering with the NFA. If you don’t find the answer you’re looking for here, call your local expert on 0800 044 3020 for more information about fostering in the East of England.

What’s it like to be a foster family?

We love hearing about the breakthroughs our foster carers work hard to get. And we hope you do too. Here’s a collection of true fostering stories from real families in the East of England and the rest of the UK.

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Kevin's story

When Kevin first came into my life, he changed me forever, and I like to think I changed him too.

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David's Story

My husband Mike and I currently foster a 17-year-old unaccompanied asylum seeking young person called David.

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Laura's story

Laura came to us straight from hospital as a 2-year-old who was the size of a 3-month old baby due to severe neglect.

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