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Every child needs a family. Do you have room in yours?

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 £30k 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


“We really enjoyed getting to know our young person!”

Newly approved Supported Lodgings Hosts Vickie and Chris have shared their journey so far and their advice to anyone considering making a difference too!
Hear Vickie and Chris' story

“Our family unit has doubled and we love it!”

Mark, one of our amazing LGBTQ+ Foster Carers, has shared his fostering story with us and the life-changing difference it has had on not just him, but his wider family too.
Hear Mark's story

“If you want a fulfilling life, then foster!”

Tracey has been fostering since 2013, when her own children were aged nine and 11. Since then, she has provided a safe and loving home to many local children, including sibling groups and teenagers.
Hear Tracey's story
Call a carer

Call a Carer and find out what it's like to support a local child

Have you ever wondered what it’s truly like to foster? Now is your chance to find out!