Useful Information

ECC Expense Forms, Policies, Procedures and Guidance

Link to Essex County Council Fostering page for Expense forms, Medication workbook, Foster carer handbook, Children's guides, Profile Cards and Policies & Procedures

Foster Carer Charter

The Government launched the Foster Carers’ Charter in March 2011. The Charter has been jointly produced by Government, fostering organisations, charities and children. It is part of the Government’s wider programme of reform to improve the entire care system – including reducing barriers and delays to adoption and improving the quality of children’s homes. The overall aim is to make sure that all children in care have greater stability, less upheaval and a better chance of a stable family life.

You can find the Foster Carer Charter from the Fostering Network website here.

Essex County Council have signed this charter and are committed to working alongside foster carers to ensure that the children and young people that we look after are provided with the best quality care and greater stability.

Children's Society

The Legal Context to Fostering

Essex County Council Children and Families Org Chart

Acronyms and Abbreviations