Why foster in Essex with Orange Grove?
All centres rated 'Good' or ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted
Generous fostering allowance and bonuses
Mentoring scheme for new foster parents
Regular supervision with your very own dedicated social worker
Additional support from a family support worker
24/7 support line with a qualified social worker
Regular foster parent forums
Calendar of family events
Essex fostering allowances and benefits
You’ll receive a generous fostering allowance while a child is in your care, designed to recognise your professionalism and commitment. We also offer other benefits, such as allowances for birthdays and religious festivals, as well as two weeks paid respite.
Plus you'll have access to our rewards platform where you can find hundreds of discounts to some of your favourite shops, restaurants and family experiences.
Orange Grove was founded in 1996 by two social workers who understood that strong relationships held the key to successful fostering. As with all families, relationships matter. They provide a stable platform for growth, which is why we commit time, effort and resources into nurturing them constantly.
We do this for foster children by getting to know them and providing a safe and positive family environment. We do it for our foster parents by treating them individually and tailoring our support to their needs. And we take care to build strong and positive relationships with local authorities and our other partners, so we can all work effectively together.
This has been at the heart of our philosophy ever since we were first set up over 20 years ago. Today we have around 400 children currently in our care.
It’s made such a difference that we have a social worker who is always there for us. Any questions we have, they get back to us straight away, and the team are always doing things to ensure that we don’t feel alone.”
Alarna and Jermayne, Orange Grove Foster Parents