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:

  • Saturday 12 January, 10:30am to 12:30pm, Corringham Library, St John's Way, Corringham, SS17 7LJ
  • Saturday 23 March, 9:30am to 12:30pm, La Salette Cottage Hall, 1 Rainham Road, Rainham, RM13 8SP

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

  • Thursday 20 December, 1pm to 8pm, Civic Hall Christmas Market, Blackshots Lane, Grays, RM16 2JU

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Free fostering training

Courses take place at the Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, RM17 6SL, either over 3 days or 6 evenings:

  • 8 January to 12 February, 6pm to 9pm each Thursday evening
  • 7, 8, 11 February, 9:30am to 4:30pm each day
  • 28 February to 4 April, 6pm to 9pm each Thursday evening
  • 15, 18, 19 March, 9:30am to 4:30pm each day

Each point above is one complete course. Please get in touch to book your place.

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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