Foster carers offer a home to children and young people while their own parents are unable to look after them.
Anyone aged 21 or over can apply to be a foster carer.
Children who cannot live with their own families for various reasons may need to live with foster carers for a few days, a few weeks or the whole of their childhood.
Foster carers offer the nurturing and care that children need.
As a foster carer, you won’t have to work alone. We will make sure you receive the help and support you need to give the highest standards of care.
Fostering is a local service. You don’t need to live in Thurrock to be a foster carer for us, but ideally you should be within 20 miles of the borough.
Choosing to foster is one of the most important decisions you will ever make.