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Quality Foster Care is a family based organisation with two decades experience in foster care

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Welcome to our website, we at Quality Foster Care provide fostering placements and services to children aged 0 to 18 years. We recruit, train and assess Foster Carers, arrange family contact sessions and provide out reach services including mentoring and counselling for children and young people in care. 


We are committed to recruiting a team of staff that are committed to improve outcomes for children.  Our team pride themselves on comprehensive, quality support to fostering families.


Since OFSTED became the regulatory body for fostering services the agency has been inspected three times, the last inspection graded the Agency outcomes for Quality of Service and Child Outcomes as Outstanding with an Overall grading of Good.

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    #Proud to Foster

    Dulcie and Sophie Hyde supporting the fostering network campaign Proud to Foster that is running throughout Sons and Daughters month in October. 


    Please follow the link to find out more!



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    Please follow the link to visit the Agency's twitter page and follow us for up to date tweets and news stories! 


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    School's Out!
    15 July '16
    The summer holidays are nearly upon us! We hope you all have a fantastic summer and enjoy your holidays that you have planned, please visit for advice on visiting Foreign Countries

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    We have moved!
    10 March '16
    Please note our new address. We are delighted to now be operating from 

    1st Floor, Communication House, 134 - 146 High Road, South Benfleet, Essex, SS7 5LD. Our new premises is on the 1st floor above the ambulance depot and is large enough to hold training and events for carers and children. Please come along to talk to us about fostering Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm. We would be happy to answers any questions you may have.

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    Taylor's Poem
    18th Feb 2016
    The Agency are delighted to post this poem written by a Young Person. Taylor wrote the poem for a School Project and his teachers were very moved by the content. It’s an important poem that describes the journey of a Young Person, who has moved from a troubled past to a better future. Thank you to Taylor for letting us share your poem, we hope it helps people who read it think about pursuing a career in fostering and how they can make a difference to a Child’s life.

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    Child Sexual Exploitation
    5th February 2016
    The Agency facilitated a traininig day on Child Sexual Exploitation in January that highlighted some of the challnges for Foster Carers in looking after vulnerable young people. The training was well attended and feedback received has been very positive. If you would like to find out more about the variety of issues concerning CSE then please follow the link below to the Child Exploitation Online Protection Centre

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    Merry Christmas Everyone!
    24th December 2015
    The Agency would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!

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    Halloween Tea Party
    31st October 2015
    Quality Foster Care held a Halloween Tea Party on the 30th October at their offices in Benfleet High Road. This was attended by Foster Carers, Children and members of staff who dressed up in Ghoulish attire! The Agency was decorated with witches and ghouls and a gruesome pumpkin. Fun was had by all with face painting, games and drawings along with lots of treats and the odd trick. The Agency wishes to thank everyone who came to the office and especially those who came in fancy dress!

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    Heart FM Parent Award
    13th October 2015
    Follow the link to read more about the Parent Award the Agency sponsored with Heart FM this summer.

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    Summer Outing!
    8th August 2015
    This summer, agency staff, foster carers, children and young people involved.........

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    Rosie's Poem
    15th May '15
    The Agency are delighted to publish this wonderful poem by budding author Rosie who is the daughter of Foster Carers Jim and Louise.....

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    Social Worker Required
    25th March '15
    The Agency are seeking to recruit an additional Supervising Social Worker to join the team, applicants should follow the link below to apply......

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    Young People's Participation Group
    5th March '15
    The agency held a Young Persons Group on the 20th of February 2015. The purpose of the group was to see how we can further integrate our looked after...

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    BAAF in the headlines
    19th Feb 2015
    Please click read more to view ..........................

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    Happy New Year 2015!
    5th January 2015
    Quality Foster Care would like to wish visitors to our website a very Happy and Healthy New Year! Make 2015 the year that you become a Foster Carer! 

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    Merry Christmas!!
    17th December 2014
    The Agency would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year. We would also like to thank Foster Carers for their ongoing commitment to fostering and for the high standard of care they provide for children and young people. 2014 has been another successful year for the Agency with 8 new fostering households assessed and approved as carers for Quality Foster Care, this is a great achievement by the Agency team and we thank them also for their hard work this year. This month the Agency held the Christmas Foster Carer’s Group at a new training venue, La Quinta in Benfleet, there was a good attendance on the day which started with everyone hearing from the Agency about the year’s achievements and thanking them for the work that they do, followed by individual Foster Carers sharing what they have experienced in fostering this year. The group then had a break for lunch that was prepared by the venue, members of staff then gave out gifts from the Agency for Foster Carers and Children as well as pantomime tickets for Peter Pan which is currently being performed at the Cliffs Pavilion, the annual Christmas Panto is a favourite amongst the Children and Young People as well as Foster Carers and staff!. If you would like to enquire about fostering with the Agency, please call  01268 795597  or email  for more details

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    A Massive Macmillan Thank You!
    31st October 2014
    We would like to thank all the Foster Carers, Children, Young People and Agency staff for baking cakes and making coffee in order to raise donations for Macmillan Cancer Support. We managed to achieve a grand total of £191.50! The money donated will help the charity to support people effected by cancer. If you 

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    Ghouls Out (or schools out!)
    27th October 2014
    Schools out for half term and Quality Foster Care have teamed up with Heart FM to sponsor Ghoul's Out! Follow the link below for the chance to win some amazing prizes!

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    Sponsor us to Walk the Bridges!
    26th September 2014

    Once again this year, in recognition of the crucial role that Foster Carers’ Sons and Daughters play in fostering, Quality Foster Care will be involved in ..............

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    Macmillan - Come for Coffee & Cake!
    17th September 2014
    Again this year the agency will be supporting The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Agency staff, Foster Carers................

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    We had Fun in the Summer!
    5th September 2014
    What a summer we have had! Quality Foster Care visited Chessington World of Adventures .............

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    Save My Summer!
    1st Aug 2014
    Summer is now upon us and all at Quality Foster Care are looking forward to the Annual Summer Funday, it’s a busy time of the year for Foster Carers, Children and Young people just as it is for all families! The Agency have teamed up with Martin and Sue at Heart FM by way of sponsoring "Save My Summer" please follow the link below to enter the competition for the chance to win some amazing prizes! Tune in to Heart FM throughout August to hear what families in Essex are doing for fun!RichText.

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    Heart FM Essex Heroes Award
    3rd July 2014
    Quality Foster Care attended the Heart FM Essex Awards last night as sponsors for the Parent Award........

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    Rebecca Harris MP visits
    22nd May 2014
    Local MP Rebecca Harris visited the agency yesterday to discuss the need for Foster Carers in and around Essex.  During Fostering Fortnight...

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    All I'Ve Known - Chickenshed Theatre Company
    29th April 2014
    The agency has  arranged for the C hicken shed Theatre Company to perform their highly acclaimed  production - 'All I've known', from 7 p.m. on Wednesday 21st May at the WRVS centre in Richmond Avenue,  Benfleet. Agency Foster Carers and their families are invited to attend  the show.  S eats are  limited, however if you are a member of the public and have an inter est in fostering,  please contact us to check availability .  More information can be found here.   Chicken Shed - All Ive Known

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    Fostering Fortnight - Open Door Days!
    11th April 2014
    Foster Care Fortnight, is to run from the 12th to the 25th May 2014. This annual recruitment drive is to raise the awareness of the need for more Foster Carers Nationwide and is campaigned by the charity, the Fostering Network

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    Evening Carer's Groups
    2nd April 2014
    The agency is always thinking of ways to assist carers to attend training and support groups so we are trailing 4 evening carers' support groups in 2014.. . . . . . . . 

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    Children's Minister Writes to Foster Carers
    5th Feb 2014
    Edward Timpson MP writes to all Foster Carers.......

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    A Child's Perspective
    24th Jan 2014
    The agency is delighted with the film that the children and young people made with Scott King on their experience of what fostering .......

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    Happy New Year!
    3rd Jan 2014
    Quality Foster Care would like to wish all of our website visitors a Healthy and Happy New Year!
    If you have thought about fostering or are already a foster carer and believe you would benefit from the comprehensive support we offer to the whole family involved in fostering please call us on 01268 795597 or email, to find out more.  Fostering may just be the rewarding career that you have been looking for!

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    Little Havens Children's Hospice
    8th November 2013
    2013 was the agency's 10th Birthday and to celebrate we hired out the the whole of Leigh on Sea Superbowl to mark the occasion!.......

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    Walk the Difference
    25 Oct 2013
    On Sunday 27th October The Fostering Network charity will be raising donations by walking the bridges of London......

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    Macmillan Coffee Morning
    11 Oct 2013

    A big thank you to all of our foster carers, children

    and staff that made mugs of coffee, cups of tea and baked cakes to raise donations for Macmillan.....

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    Young People's Participation Group
    5th March '15
    The agency held a Young Persons Group on the 20th of February 2015. The purpose of the group was to see how we can further integrate our looked after...