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.

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

: 0800 652 1256 (freephone)

: fostering.adoption@thurrock.gov.uk

Attend one of our events

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

Join our online fostering events

Whether you're an experienced foster carer or interested in fostering for the first time, you can find out more by joining one of our online events on Zoom. After a short presentation you'll have a chance to speak with our foster carers and social workers.

To register, email us to say which date you'd like to attend – we'll send you a Zoom link for that date. If you haven't used Zoom before, it will install for free on your device when you use the link. Next events are:

  • Saturday 13 November, 10am to 11:30am
  • Thursday 25 November, 6pm to 8pm

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.