As families decorate their tree and prepare for Father Christmas to visit, it’s hard to believe there are children of all ages across Essex who have never experienced Christmas before.

Foster carers, like Sheila and her husband, are bringing the magic of Christmas to vulnerable children in care. Watch her video to hear her heart-warming story of how they are restoring the childhood magic of Christmas time.

Find a fostering option to suit your family

If you would like to find out more you can join online or in person to find out more about fostering. You can hear first-hand from carers and the team at Essex County Council that are can support you.

It’s an informal, welcome space for you to learn about children who need homes and ask any questions.

Online event

Saturday 6 January 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Online event

Tuesday 16 January 7.00pm to 8.30pm.

Saffron Walden Leisure Centre

Saturday 27 January, drop in anytime from 10.00am to 12.00noon.

Online event

Saturday 27 January, 10.30am to 12.30pm.