Fostering Service, West Sussex County Council


Could you support vulnerable children in your home by becoming a foster carer? West Sussex County Council's Fostering Service provides children who are unable to live at home with a safe place to live. It also provides respite foster care for children with additional needs. Our foster carers receive training, local support and a competitive allowance. If you think you could join our fostering community we would love to hear from you.

What we do:

  • Our foster carers offer short and long term fostering for both local children and asylum seeking children
  • We provide training for foster carers enabling them to offer specialist placements such as parent and child fostering, short breaks or early support for families in crisis
  • There is no age limit to foster - as long as you are in reasonable health
  • You do not have to be a parent, be in a relationship or own your property - as long as you have a spare room you can be considered as a foster carer
  • If you want to make a difference to a young person's life, we would love to hear from you!

Our users say:

"My advice is to go for it. Take the first step, make up your mind to enjoy it and the difference you can make to a young person's life."

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Age Range: 21–80

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Contact Details

03302 227 775

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