Fostering in Essex

Do you live in Essex and are interested in fostering a child? We train and support some of the finest foster parents across the region.

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Thinking about fostering in Essex?

There are currently over 1,000 children in foster care across Essex, and this continues to rise every year. Some of these children are in care because of a family crisis, parental illness, or bereavement. Others may have experienced neglect or abuse. Foster families are needed in Essex to help provide these children with a safe, loving home while they're not able to stay at home.  

At Orange Grove, we believe that relationships matter and we’re committed to nurturing them with foster parents and children all across the UK, including in Essex. So if you’re local and looking to make a difference, we’d love to hear from you today.

Our aim is to make fostering a great experience for everyone. We get to know the children we support, so we’re able to understand their challenges and meet their needs. And we take time to build relationships with our foster parents, who know we’re always there for them. Working closely together we create strong bonds and a real sense of building for the future. And while our office is based in Chislehurst, we have lots of foster families within Essex who are supported and visited by a dedicated team of social workers. 

So whether you’re looking to take your first steps in fostering, or you’re an experienced foster parent in search of a more fulfilling experience, why not see how our commitment to building and nurturing relationships can help?

Join our team of passionate foster parents, so together, we can build brighter futures for even more children in care.

By phone

One of our team is available to talk to you over the phone to answer any of your fostering queries.

0800 369 8513

Your local office

First Floor
5 Willow Grove

Why foster in Essex with Orange Grove?

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.  

Fostering allowance

About us

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.

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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

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Whether you’re ready to start your journey or just want to chat to an expert, we're here to talk.

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