Private fostering

Private Fostering information session

If somebody else's child is living with you for 28 days or more and you're not a close relative, you could get support. We're running a free information session from 10am to midday on Tuesday 27 February, at Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, RM17 6SL – book your place by emailing privatefostering@thurrock.gov.uk or call 0800 652 1256.

Private fostering restrictions

If we feel that a proposed - or actual - private fostering arrangement is unsuitable, we can either:

  • take action to stop the placement
  • impose specific requirements

If such action is taken, foster parents are informed in writing but have the right to ask a court for a decision on the matter.