How to become a Foster Carer

10 May 2024

If you’ve ever been curious about becoming a foster carer, Foster Care Fortnight is the perfect opportunity to find out more.

Foster Care Fortnight is the UK’s biggest foster care awareness raising campaign and aims to showcase the positive impact foster care and the need more foster carers.

This year, Foster Care Fortnight will run from Monday 13 May until Sunday 26 May.

Keep an eye out as starting from Monday 13 May, Thurrock Council's Fostering team will be popping up at several shops, libraries and shopping centres across Thurrock to share more information around fostering and answer any questions you may have.

Check below to see when our fostering team will be near you.

Dates Times Places
Monday 13 May 10am to 1pm Aveley Library, Aveley Community Hub, High Street, Aveley, South Ockendon, RM15 4BX
Monday 13 May 4pm to 7pm c2c Chafford Hundred Station, Burghley Road, Chafford Hundred, Grays, RM16 6QQ
Tuesday 14 May 10am to 3pm John Lewis, Bluewater Shopping Centre, Greenhithe, Kent, DA9 9ST
Wednesday 15 May 10am to 1pm Tilbury Library, Tilbury Hub, Civic Square, Tilbury, RM18 8AD
Thursday 16 May 10am to midday Face to face Fostering info event, Thurrock Council Town, south end of High Street, Grays
Thursday 16 May 2pm to 5pm Grays Library, Thameside Complex, Orsett Road, Grays, RM17 5DX
Friday 17 May 9am to 9pm Lakeside Shopping Centre, West Thurrock Way, Grays, RM20 2ZP
Saturday 18 May 8am to 10am Thurrock Parkrun, Pyramid Centre, Heath Road, Chadwell St Mary, RM16 4XH
Saturday 18 May 11am to 2:30pm Sainsbury's, Howard Road, Chafford Hundred, Grays, RM16 6YJ
Monday 20 May 10am to 2pm Asda, Thurrock Park Way, Tilbury, RM18 7HJ
Tuesday 21 May 7am to 9:30am c2c London Fenchurch Street Station, Fenchurch Place, London, EC3M 4AJ
Tuesday 21 May 11am to 1pm Corringham Library, St Johns Way, Corringham, Stanford-le-Hope, SS17 7LJ
Tuesday 21 May 2pm to 4:30pm Chadwell Library, Brentwood Road, Chadwell St Mary, Grays, RM16 4JP
Tuesday 21 May 2:30pm to 4:30pm Belhus Library, South Ockendon Centre, Derry Avenue, South Ockendon, RM15 5DX
Wednesday 22 May 10am to 2pm Morrisons, 1 London Road, Grays, RM17 5XZ
Thursday 23 May 10am to 3pm John Lewis, 50 Bond Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1GD
Thursday 23 May 6pm to 8pm Online information event – go to
Friday 24 May 10am to 2:30pm Waitrose, 112-118 High Street, Billericay, CM12 9BY

You can also join our team in-person on Thursday 16 May, 10am to midday, for a presentation and chat in Committee Room 1 of the Town Hall at the south end of High Street, Grays – Google Maps: Town Hall, High Street, Grays.

For more information on becoming a foster carer, to sign-up for an information session or to make an enquiry, go to

Image below: Thurrock Fostering, phone 0800 652 1256, Facebook /thurrockfostering