Here at EFS, we work predominantly with children in Essex and Suffolk. Over the last few years, however we have become increasingly aware of a growing, urgent need for foster carers in Cambridgeshire.

There are many thousands of children in the UK who are unable to live with their birth families and who are desperate for a stable, loving foster home.

As the number of children coming into care increases, we have seen a similar decrease in the number of people putting themselves forward for fostering. Fostering is not something you decide to do on a whim and we encourage anyone interested in fostering to think long and hard about it before taking the step. That said, we encounter people all the time who reject the idea of fostering because they’ve heard something that has put them off or made them believe that they wouldn’t be “accepted”.

We hate the idea that children are being deprived of a varied and vibrant pool of foster carers because the public are poorly informed. Our Let’s set the record straight series of video and blog posts aims to dispel the most commonly held misconceptions about fostering. Our ultimate mission is to encourage people from all walks of life to consider fostering. We know that children are more likely to feel secure and settled in their foster homes when we’re able to choose from a rich variety of carers with whom to match them.

Perhaps you’ve thought about fostering but feel unsure whether you’re suitable or whether it would fit into your life? We’d urge you to get in touch and tell us what’s stopping you and we’ll try and address the most prevalent misconceptions in our video and blog series. It’s our belief that most people have something unique to offer a child and that good matching between child and foster carer has the potential to transform lives.

Please message us on Facebook, email us at or call us on 01206 822498. We also hold regular, informal coffee mornings where you get the chance to chat to the team and to our carers – a good opportunity to ask all your questions!

Coffee Events
Tuesday 14th November 11:30am at the Huntingdon Marriot hotel in Cambridgeshire.
Thursday 24th November 10:30am at our head office in East Bergholt.
Please click here for more details.

We hope to see you soon!

Coffee Mornings

Why not drop in to one of our coffee mornings? They are a great opportunity to meet us, chat to our carers and ask all your fostering questions. And you get coffee and cake too!

We also have regular informal get togethers at our offices in East Bergholt. Just call us on 01206 299775 to find out more.

Check out our carers’ testimonies to hear what they say about us.

Being a carer at EFS is like being part of a family. I always feel they listen and are there for me.
Thank you for making me feel appreciated and a true member of the team.

Foster care transforms the lives of children and society at large.

If you’ve ever thought about fostering, get in touch; we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

Call us on 01206 299775 or email us at