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.

You can contact us in 3 ways.

Online form

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

I'm interested in fostering

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
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

Speak with us face to face

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

We're looking for new or experienced foster carers

You can find out more about fostering by joining one of our online events using Zoom.

Coffee morning – have an informal chat with our experienced foster carers and recruitment team.

  • Tuesday 14 July, 10am to 11am – you'll get a free coffee cup
  • Wednesday 12 August, 6pm to 8pm – you'll get a free coffee cup

Information events – after a short presentation you'll have a chance to speak with our foster carers and recruitment team.

  • Wednesday 29 July, 6pm to 8pm – presentation starts at 6:05pm

To register for an event, email us to say which date you would like to attend. We'll send you the Zoom event link for your chosen date. If you haven't used Zoom before, it will download and install for free on your device when you use the link.

Confidentiality

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.