Fostering

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:

  • Tuesday 22 October, 6:30pm to 8:30pm, Brentwood Centre, Doddinghurst Road, Brentwood CM15 9NN
  • Thursday 7 November, 6:30pm to 8:30pm, Best Western Thurrock Hotel, Ship Lane, Aveley, RM19 1YN
  • Thursday 12 December, 6:30pm to 8:30pm, Orsett Hall (Boardroom), Prince Charles Avenue, Orsett, RM16 3HS

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

  • Saturday 21 December, midday to 5pm, Ground Floor, Thameside Complex, Orsett Road, Grays, RM17 5DX

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)

: fostering.adoption@thurrock.gov.uk