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Have you considered fostering in Colchester?

Local community support

Join an experienced, welcoming social enterprise in the heart of Colchester. Our pioneering fostering agency will provide comprehensive training and support so you can have a fulfilling career with life-changing potential.
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Support for foster carers in Colchester

Our foster carers are valued professionals and team members. We offer tailored training, support and generous benefits and allowances. Hence, you feel equipped to help children in care to lead the lives they deserve.

Why foster with Five Rivers?

We’re a social enterprise, and we do things differently. Our therapeutic approach and investment in training, research and therapy allow us to offer meaningful wraparound support.

A local team in Colchester means:

  • In-person catch-ups with your local team.
  • Local events, support groups and activities.
  • Meeting foster carers from your community.

Meet foster carers Maxine and Wayne

For Maxine and Wayne, fostering isn’t a career, it’s a way of life.

The couple have provided a caring home for 14 children in their five years as foster carers and helped several groups of brothers and sisters transition into adoption with their forever families, as well as offering a short-term home for others.

Read their fostering story here.

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See what our foster parents say about fostering with us...

“Caitlin* recently took up ice skating and I watch from the side of the rink every time to cheer her on. Sometimes when I watch her skate, I get emotional and think ‘How did I get so lucky to have her in my life’. ”
“The majority of the children that come to me have just left their family homes. I’m lucky to be able to show them that foster care is a safe place and that we are here to help them. I get to change so many more lives and really prepare them for their life ahead during a short amount of time.”
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Cathy Griffiths
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“When I walked past a stall that was encouraging people to start fostering during work one day, I was completely inspired, and I knew it was something I wanted to do.”
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Speak to our team about fostering

Whether you’re ready to start your fostering journey or just want to chat to an expert, our Carer Enquiry Team are here to help.

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