foster in west sussex

Transform a teenager's life and receive up to £28.5k a year

We urgently need more local people to open their hearts and homes to the children we care for in West Sussex. Of these children, 602 are aged 11 to 17, and they desperately need someone like you, to guide them through this important time in their lives.

Find out whether you could be a foster carer and how you could transform a child’s life when you join our fostering family.


What makes fostering with us special?

What you need to know...

Receive up to £28.5k a year per child in your care, with enhanced rates for some fostering roles


Benefit from bespoke training and ongoing development throughout your fostering journey


Get ongoing professional support, with out-of-hours assistance and peer support groups available


Become part of our not-for-profit fostering family, with the children at the heart of everything we do

Why foster with us?

Frequently visited areas


Who can foster?

If you are over 21, live in West Sussex, and have a spare bedroom, you could apply to be a foster carer
check eligibility

Types of fostering

Discover the different types of care needed and see what best suits your family, skills and experience
fostering types

Becoming a carer

Wondering what's involved? Get an overview of each step of the journey from enquiry to approval
the approval process

Information sessions

Meet carers and put your questions to our team at one of our online or in-person events

Professional support and competitive pay

Thinking of becoming a foster carer?

Do you want to make a difference to a child in West Sussex? Could you provide a safe, secure and loving environment and help them through a challenging time in their lives? Do you have a spare room? If the answer is yes, we'd love to hear from you.

Meet our foster carers

Fostering stories


"I love fostering and the friendships it has given me!"

An experienced carer, Joyce recently welcomed two Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking young people into her family, helping support their practical, emotional and cultural needs.
Hear Joyce's story

"We thought we could give someone a place to live"

Hearing about refugee children inspired Rose and Phil to become foster carers. Watch them share their positive experience fostering Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children.
Hear Rose and Phil's story

"My foster family helped me to learn a different culture and how to be a good cook!"

Naqeeb arrived in West Sussex having fled his home in Afghanistan in fear of his own life. Watch his inspiring story.
Hear Naqeeb's story
information sessions

Looking to learn more about becoming a foster carer?

Come along to one of our online or in-person information sessions