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

We're looking for new or experienced foster carers

We urgently need foster carers who can offer a home to siblings, giving them a chance to stay together. You don't have to be living in the borough. If you think you could provide a home for these children, please let us know you’re interested in fostering, or join us 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:

  • Thursday 19 September, 6:30pm to 8:30pm, Hutton Community Centre, Harrison Close, Brentwood, CM13 1LP

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

  • Saturday 14 September, 11:30am to 6pm, Basildon Pride, Gloucester Park, Cranes Farm Road, Basildon, SS14 3DE
  • Monday 30 September, 3pm to 9pm, Impulse Leisure Centre, Springhouse Road, Corringham, SS17 7NB
  • Wednesday 9 October, 10am to 2pm, Basildon Hospital Main Reception, Nethermayne, Basildon, SS16 5NL

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.

Fostering team
Our dedicated team will be happy to speak with you over the phone to answer your questions.

: 0800 652 1256 (freephone)