Foster carer payments and support

Council tax exemption for foster carers

Thurrock Council foster carers who live in Thurrock are exempt from paying council tax.

This exemption applies for foster carers who:

  • live in Thurrock
  • are registered as foster carers with Thurrock Council
  • are available to foster
  • had a foster care placement from Thurrock Council for a total of 6¬†months out of the previous 12¬†months

We value the fantastic work of our foster carers in making a difference to children's lives.

We are giving this additional support in recognition and appreciation of the stability and care provided to children and young people in Thurrock.

Find out more about council tax exemption for foster carers.

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