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Becoming a foster carer is a life-changing decision – for you, your whole family and the child that is placed with you. The majority of our placements at EFC are therapeutic, which means most children placed with us have experienced complex trauma in their early years and require high levels of support, intervention and understanding.

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Are you an experienced carer?

Passionate about fostering and looking for an agency that shares your determination to achieve the very best life outcomes for your foster children? Our smaller, family-feel agency could be the right fit for you. We’re committed to lifelong learning and guarantee to provide you with the support, expertise and advocacy you need, whenever you need it.

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Carers feel exceptionally valued and well supported and feel that they belong to part of a wider family and that their experiences and skills are valued. As a result, children receive high levels of good-quality care.

Ofsted report, 2019


Name: Gareth Rowland What you do at EFC: Supervising Social Worker Favourite things to do in your spare time: Spending time with my family as I have 2 young children myself! Why fostering is important: There are so many children that would benefit from a safe, nurturing and consistent home environment that sadly they have… Read more »

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Are you concerned about the mental health of your child or teenager? Or would you just like some hints and tips on parenting? MindEd for Families has advice and information from trusted experts and will help you to understand what problems occur, what you can do to best support your family, and how to take… Read more »

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Over 65,000 children live with almost 55,000 foster families across the UK each day. This is nearly 80% of the 83,000 children in care away from home on any one day in the UK The Fostering Network estimates that fostering services need to recruit a further 6,800 foster families in the next 12 months in… Read more »

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