Fostering

Choosing to foster is one of the most important decisions you will ever make.

Find out about fostering

We're looking for new or experienced carers. You don't have to live in Thurrock to be a carer for us. Whether you have been thinking about fostering for a while or are looking for new challenges, we look forward to meeting you at one of our events!

Open evenings and weekends – see a presentation on the steps to becoming a carer and hear from current carers to find out what fostering for Thurrock is really like. Presentations begin 15 minutes after the start times:

  • Saturday 23 March, 9:30am to 12:30pm, La Salette Hall, 1 Rainham Road, Rainham, RM13 8SP
  • Wednesday 24 April, 5pm to 8pm, Committee Room 1, Thurrock Council Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, RM17 6SL

Drop-in and meet the team – join us for an informal chat:

  • Friday 5 April, 10am to 3pm, Thurrock Adult Community College, Richmond Road, Grays, RM17 6DN
  • Monday 8 April, 10am to 10pm, Level 2 outside M&S, intu Lakeside, West Thurrock Way, Grays, RM20 2ZP
  • Tuesday 9 April, 10am to 3pm, Thurrock Garden Centre, South Road, South Ockendon, RM15 6DU

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Free fostering training

'The Skills to Foster' courses take place at the Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, RM17 6SL, either over 3 days or 6 evenings:

Get in touch

We would love to hear from you if you're interested in fostering a child in Thurrock.
Send us your details using the form below and we'll get back to you!

You can also phone or email if you'd like to find out more.

Fostering team

: 0800 652 1256 (freephone)

: fostering.adoption@thurrock.gov.uk

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