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Why foster with your council?

When you foster with your local council, you're never alone. You receive training locally from experts, and support from a team dedicated to helping you foster with confidence.

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When you foster as part of Foster East, you join a friendly local community of foster carers, to share experiences and help each other.

As a foster carer for a local council, our experienced teams of social workers will approach you first to consider a potential match.

Everyone being part of the same team means we know our foster carers and the children in our care really well, helping us to make the best matches.  


You're working directly with Children's Services

Your local council's Children's Services team has dedicated, specialist social workers who know their foster carers, and the children in their care, their families, schools and teachers.

Thanks to their direct relationship with our foster parents, and their knowledge of the child's story and personal circumstances, social workers at your local council can make the best matches between children in our care and available foster families. 

When the child and foster family are a strong match for each other, the outcomes become much better for looked after children.