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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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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


On September 19th we’re hosting the Nationwide Association of Fostering Providers (NAFP) South West/South Central Members Meeting at our picturesque headquarter in Bishopstrow The NAFP campaigns on behalf of independent and voluntary sector fostering providers and the children for whom they care for over 10 years. It is comprised of 108 organisations who represent over… Read more »

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We are delighted to welcome our newest team members to EFC! Supervising Social Worker for EFC Southern Region -Gareth Allexant-Rowland, joined us in mid-May. Gareth is an experienced social worker and has worked in several local authorities in different roles. Gareth is excited at joining the Group and is really keen to add to the… Read more »

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Our team took part in the Stable Family Home Trust’s (SFHT) annual Dragon Boat Race challenge at Poole Park on Saturday 8 June. SFHT supports adults with learning disabilities to lead more independent lives, offering a range of services for people with a learning disability and their families: supported lives in residential homes, supported living,… Read more »

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