Make a difference and consider becoming a Foster Carer this New Year

4 January 2022

Thurrock Fostering is recruiting foster carers to look after our children and young people who are unable to live with their families because of very difficult home circumstances.

We are interested in promoting diversity and enthusiastically welcome applicants from a variety of backgrounds regardless of race, sexuality, gender, relationship or religious status. You do not have to be in a family, partnership or have had children of your own.

By becoming a foster carer for Thurrock, opening your home and providing loving care to a Thurrock child or young person, you will make a huge difference to their lives.

Cllr Barry Johnson, Cabinet Member for Children's Services, said: "Fostering is a vital and rewarding role, there are still many children that need a loving and stable home, this is why we are urging anyone that has been thinking about fostering for a while, or would like more information to please get in touch with the team.

"By choosing to foster with Thurrock, new carers are fully supported from day one to become part of our fostering community, receiving comprehensive training and psychological support with a wonderfully supportive fostering social work team.

“Being a Thurrock foster carer attracts a range of financial benefits with a competitive financial allowance, which includes becoming exempt from paying council tax if you live in the borough."

If you have a spare bedroom and time to give to a child in need, please go to for more information, to find out about upcoming free information sessions and to make an enquiry.