How to become a foster carer

Apply to be a foster carer

If you've read our fostering information and are interested in becoming a foster carer, we would love to hear from you. There are several ways you can contact us.

You can let us know you're interested by completing our online form below.

You can also contact us by phone or email. Our dedicated team will be happy to speak with you over the phone to answer your questions.

Fostering team

: 0800 652 1256 (freephone)


If you're interested in fostering with Thurrock Council, please send us your contact details via the Foster East website.

Foster East: Foster with Thurrock Council

Attend one of our events

You are welcome to attend any of our fostering information events.

Join us at our fostering events

Whether you're an experienced foster carer or interested in fostering for the first time, you can find out more at one of our online events using Microsoft Teams. After a short presentation you'll have a chance to speak with our foster carers and our friendly team. We'll send you a link when you register by email to say which date you'd like to attend:

  • Tuesday 23 July, 6pm to 8pm
  • Monday 5 August, 10am to midday
  • Wednesday 28 August, 6pm to 8pm
  • Monday 9 September, 10am to midday


When you apply to become a foster carer, all information you give us will be treated in confidence.

Equally, as a foster carer, you will be expected to respect the privacy of the children and families with whom you come into contact.