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Fostering in Eastern England

Becoming a foster carer with FCA has many positives. The ability to provide a steady home is the most important thing young people and children need. With over 1,987 referrals of children and young people coming from local authorities in the last year, the need for foster carers is now. To become a foster carer with us, contact us today.

FCA Eastern is a very diverse region with a wonderful variety of countryside, coastlines and of course carers! And our placements reflect that.

FCA Eastern have been part of this fostering community for 20 years. We have 3 office locations conveniently placed across the three counties of Suffolk, Essex and Norfolk.

Fostering Support

Our local staff teams are committed to supporting, developing and working together with our foster carers to make a real and positive difference in children and young people’s lives in their transition to a bright and fulfilling future.

We are renowned for our family activities and there is always something exciting to look forward to, we regularly organize events and support groups for our carers, their families and children and the children they look after.

Become a foster carer with FCA Eastern

We are always looking for foster carers especially in the major towns and cities of Ipswich, Lowestoft, Norwich, Great Yarmouth, Southend, Colchester, Chelmsford, Bury St Edmunds and Felixstowe.

To take the next step in fostering and be part of our Eastern Team please contact our friendly Start Team on 0800 023 4561 or complete the online form below. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Our Offices

Essex

17 Runwell Hall Farm, Hoe Lane, Rettendon, Essex, CM3 8DQ

01245 401465

Suffolk

Sorrel House, Claydon Business Park, Gipping Road, Great Blakenham, Ipswich, IP6 0NL

01473 833998

Meet the Team

Jo Alexander

Fostering Service Manager

Tracey Harris

Placements Manager

Julie Brooks

Fostering Services Manager

Jacqui Martin

Supervising Social Worker

Rachel Strongitharm

Office Manager

Rachel Chatfield

Administrator

Michelle Perry

Registered Manager

Katy Sullivan

Placements Officer

Theresa Rhodes

Supervising Social Worker

Faye Bartlett

Supervising Social Worker

Ruth Cadywould

Supervising Social Worker

Rob Davis

CYPSS

Samantha Baldwin

Senior Social Worker

Rosalind O’Brien

Supervising Social Worker

Frankie Booth

Administrator

Tom Allen

Carer Recruitment Officer

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    How can we help?

    Ready to start fostering a child or young person? Or just want a bit more information to help you decide whether fostering is for you? All you need to do is contact us.

    Phone us

    Call us on 0800 023 4561 (lines open Monday - Thurs: 9am - 7pm, Fri: 9am - 6pm)

    Fostering a child or young person is a big decision so we're here to answer any questions you may have. Our friendly fostering advisors, many of whom are carers themselves, can talk you through everything you need to know about becoming a foster carer.

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    Phone us

    Call us on 0800 023 4561 (lines open Monday - Thurs: 9am - 7pm, Fri: 9am - 6pm)

    Fostering a child or young person is a big decision so we,re here to answer any questions you may have. Our friendly fostering advisors, many of whom are carers themselves, can talk you through everything you need to know about becoming a foster carer.

    • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

    Call me back

    Haven't got time to chat now? Leave your details and we'll call you back at a time that suits you:

    • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
    • Why do we need this? So we can email you a brochure.
    • Why do we need this? We appreciate that starting to foster is a big decision that needs careful consideration and you are likely to have questions. We’d like to help answer those questions.
    • Please enter your postcode to see news and events in you area
    • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.