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About us

Here at West Sussex County Council we are dedicated to getting the best possible outcomes for the children and young people we care for. We are extremely proud of our committed team of staff and dedicated network of Foster Carers who help us to achieve this.


Not-for-profit organisation

As a local authority we are a not-for-profit organisation. Our money goes towards ensuring the children we care for have somewhere safe, loving and local to call home and supporting our Foster Carers to be able to provide this.

a better fostering future

Our vision

Our vision for the West Sussex Fostering Service is that the children we care for are afforded the very highest standard of therapeutic care, delivered by highly trained and expertly supported Foster Carers.

Our carers are respected and integral members of the professional network. By working in partnership with them as ‘one team’ we will ensure that each and every child’s potential to thrive and achieve within their own community is valued and aspired to in all that we do.

Our priorities

Ensuring children and young people are at the heart of everything we do

Listening to and consistently treating our Foster Carers as integral and valued members of the team around the child

Locally placing children with highly trained Foster Carers, who are exceptionally well-placed to meet their needs

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Meet our Foster Carers

Fostering stories


"I'd been thinking about it for a long time"

Carole is a single carer from Arundel and has been providing respite foster care since 2022. We asked Carole to share her experiences of the assessment process and the first few months of fostering.
Hear Carole's story

"It's been life-changing for us in so many good ways"

Holly and Gary Kellaway have been fostering with WSCC for 18 months. Discover what motivated them to become Foster Carers and the fantastic rewards it entails.
Hear Holly and Gary's story

“As much as I've given my young person, they give you that back tenfold”

James, with his wife and three birth children, has been a Foster Carer with WSCC since 2018. Hear from James about the difference fostering has made to both him and his foster child.
Hear James' story
information sessions

Looking to learn more about becoming a Foster Carer?

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