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respite care

The importance of respite care for families in Essex and…

Overview: Exploring the importance of respite care, demand for foster carers and how much you get paid for respite foster…

Quality Foster Care Celebrates Essex Pride

Celebrating Pride Month: Quality Foster Care and New Family Social…

June is Pride Month, a time to celebrate and embrace the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community. In this spirit of…

Parent and child foster carers with babies and toddlers playing with toys at a play group

Parent and child fostering in Essex: what support is available…

Overview: An introduction to parent and child fostering, plus information about support and the benefits for Quality Foster Care carers…


Celebrating Community this Foster Care Fortnight

Foster Care Fortnight 2023 is celebrated from 15th – 28th May. This year the theme is #FosteringCommunties! Foster Care Fortnight 2023 is a…


How We’re Celebrating Care Day 2023

Friday, 17 February, is Care Day – the world’s biggest celebration of children and young people with care experience! This…


Quality Foster Care rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted

Following a recent inspection, Quality Foster Care has received a Good Ofsted rating. The report recognises that the overall experiences…


Self care at Christmas

Christmas, the period around it, and winter in general can bring moments of real joy, but they can also present…

Queen Elizabeth

In Memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 1926-2022

Quality Foster Care was deeply saddened by the death of Queen Elizabeth II on 8 September 2022. During the 70…

Foster Stories

Pete’s foster story

Meet Pete Hillman, who spent more than 20 years as facilities manager at an insurance broker. Pete now fosters full-time…


Easter celebrations at QFC

Happy Easter from all of us at Quality Foster Care! We are celebrating by sharing the lovely arts and crafts…


QFC awards ceremony

Every two years, we hold an awards ceremony to celebrate some of the incredible children and young people that we…

christmas card

Christmas card competition

Congratulations to the creators of these three amazing designs, they are the winners of our Christmas card competition for 2021!…

Foster Stories

Ann’s foster story

Ann, from Canvey Island, first joined Quality Foster Care as a full-time foster carer in 2004 so she could work…

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