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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.




If the answer to these questions is yes, then contact the Quality Foster Care office for more information about fostering.

We are looking for people from all different backgrounds, you may be single or married, employed or unemployed, own your own home or be a tenant, but who can provide a child/young person with a good experience of family life, perhaps for a long period of time, for a weekend or a few days a month.You will need a genuine interest in the welfare of children.

You will have the capacity and commitment, we will help you develop your skills

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Our Team


Louise Geddes - Social Work Manager

Louise is responsible for all QFC working Social Workers, Louise was a former Team Manager for another Fostering Agency since 2011.  She has been a qualified Social Worker since 1988 with over 10 years working experience in fostering.  Prior to this Louise worked with people who were deaf and for Essex Social Care in the Children with Disabilities Team; and for a private organisation, supporting children in schools.  In 2015 Louise completed her management diploma in Health and Social Care settings.   Louise is also a qualified Practice Educator. 

Heather Brown Supervising Social Worker

Heather works for Quality Foster Care, supporting and supervising Foster Carers. She has been a qualified Social Worker since 2002 and has extensive experience of looking after teenagers with challenging behaviour within a residential setting. Heather previously worked in fostering for the Local Authority and another Independent Fostering Agency before joining QFC.


Charlotte Foulger Supervising Social Worker

Charlotte is a qualified Social Worker who gained a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Charlotte worked as a Family Support Worker in 2012 until her employment with London Borough of Waltham Forest. Charlotte worked in the Safeguarding team working alongside the Police to safeguard Children and Young People. Charlotte joined the QFC team in 2015.


Liana Gowen Supervising Social Worker

Liana is a qualified Social Worker since 1992. Liana has worked in fostering since 1998 for Southend Borough Council as a Supervising Social Worker. Since 2012 Liana worked independently as a Reviewing Officer and Training Facilitator for Independent Fostering Agency’s before joining the QFC in 2015.


Alvina Gordon Administrator

Alvina previously worked for a performing arts college before joining the Agency in 2015


Lucinda Burgess Receptionist

Lucinda started with QFC in 2013 and works part- time for the agency in the role of Receptionist.

The Directors

Keeley Nash and Tim Sheehan grew up in a fostering family and have been involved in fostering since the late 1980’s


Areas served: Aveley, Basildon, Benfleet, Billericay, Bradwell-on-sea, Braintree, Brentwood, Brightlingsea, Burnham-on-crouch, Canvey Island, Chelmsford, Clacton-on-sea, Coggeshall, Colchester, Dovercourt, Dunmow, Earls Colne, Frinton-on-sea, Grays, Hadleigh, Halstead, Harwich, Hatfield Peverel, Hockley, Holland-on-sea, Ingatestone, Ipswich, Kelvedon, Laindon, Leigh-on-sea, Maldon, Manningtree, Rayleigh, Rochford, Shenfield, Shoeburyness, Sible Hedingham, South Woodham Ferrers, Southend-on-sea, Southminster, Stanford-le-hope, Tilbury, Tiptree, Walton On The Naze, West Mersea, West Thurrock, Westcliff-on-sea, Wickford, Witham, Wivenhoe, Writtle.

Categories: Adoption & Fostering, Children's Services

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