Foster Carers Needed For Essex Teens

The number of children needing foster homes in Essex has risen in the past year.

There are now around 1,600 looked-after youngsters in the county at any one time - that's up more than 6% compared with 2010.

Half of those needing foster care are teenagers who are one of the hardest groups to find suitable homes for.

Essex County Council has recruited 109 foster carers here in the last year - now they're hoping to find at least another 120 as recruitment events are held over the next 2 months.

  • 9th September - 7pm at the Learning for Life Centre, Braintree District Museum, Manor Street, Braintree CM7 3HW
  • 24th September - 11am at teh Latton Bush Centree, Southern Way, Harlow CM18 7BL
  • 11th October - 7pm at Essex House, Colchester Business Park, Colchester CO4 9YQ
  • 29th October - 11am at the Basildon Centre, St Martins Square, Basildon SS14 1DL

For more information about fostering click here .

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