Foster Caring in Essex

Welcome to the Essex Foster Carers Association Website

Who are we?

EFCA is an independent charitable trust run by foster carers supporting all foster carers who provide care for looked after children within Essex County Council (ECC) with: regular members meetings, telephone support and will help resolve on specific issues on behalf of carers, assistance to local area support groups, and other events.

Our aim is to support fellow carers and reinforce their professional status, and to improve the lives of looked after children, and promote the role of fostering to the wider community.

We have representation on ECC child care committees to ensure the views of foster carers are heard in the development stages of planned changes. We also have representation at a national level through the Fostering Network and their meaningful connections to Parliament.