Fostering interest

How we will use your information
Data protection and fair processing statement

We will use your information to provide the service requested. We may share your personal data between our services and with partner organisations, such as government bodies and the police. We will do so when it is of benefit to you, or required by law, or to prevent or detect fraud.

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Thurrock Council foster carers who live in Thurrock are exempt from paying council tax, subject to terms and conditions.

Your details
Your home

You must have a spare bedroom to foster a child over the age of 2 years-old. If you don't have a spare bedroom, you may still be able to foster a baby up to the age of 2, as long as:

  • no-one in the household smokes or vapes (uses electronic cigarettes)
  • you're able to take care of them every day rather than being out at work
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