Fostering is a good idea

A DROP-IN session for people considering fostering is being held at the Purfleet Children’s Centre, the afternoon of Tuesday, 10 June.

The centre, in Centurion Way, will be open for a friendly chat between noon and 3pm. Anyone interested can also call (Freephone) 0800 652 1256 for more information.

Thurrock Council’s fostering team will be able to answer questions on the process, training and support offered as well as on types of payment, which are no less than £267 a week.

People can also call 01375 652 624, email or visit for more information.

Potential foster families do not have to live in Thurrock to be assessed. Thurrock Council which is looking for people living within easy travelling distance of the borough who are interested in exploring for themselves whether they have the qualities needed, coupled with the desire to have their lives changed forever.

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