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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.

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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

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Benefit from bespoke training and ongoing development throughout your fostering journey

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

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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

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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
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Types of fostering

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

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

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

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“Go for it. I love doing it!”

Jo has been a Supported Lodgings Host since 2022, successfully supporting an unaccompanied asylum-seeking Muslim girl and a trans young person, alongside working part-time and raising two boys.
Hear Jo's story
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“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
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“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
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Could you support a young person aged 16-24 to prepare for adult life?

By teaching life skills and providing emotional support, you could help a young person reach their full potential!
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