How to become a foster carer

Essential checks

We must protect the children in our care and have a duty to check the suitability of applicants.

This involves making checks with:

You will also need to have a medical with your own GP – we will pay for this.

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