Foster for West Sussex County Council
Any of us can help a local child to
At Fostering West Sussex, we believe that ‘Any Of Us’ has the
potential to make a remarkable difference in the lives of local children. It doesn’t take superpowers to foster; it takes an open heart, a spare room, and the desire to provide a nurturing, safe, and supportive environment for a young person.
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Your fostering journey
Why foster with us at West Sussex County Council?
We operate as a strictly not-for-profit fostering service. Unlike Independent Fostering Agencies, all our resources are dedicated to supporting the lives of the young people in our care and our foster families across West Sussex.
We keep children in their local community
By fostering with us, you help ensure that local children can remain in West Sussex, maintaining important relationships with friends, family and school, accessing after-school clubs and much more.
We offer a competitive financial package of up to £30k a year (for each child in your care), including a £750 welcome bonus for those who join our fostering family. Plus additional payments for specialist roles, as well as allowances.
It’s our job to work closely with you to find the most suitable match between you and a foster child. We understand that every child is unique, and we strive to find the best possible match to ensure a successful relationship.
We provide comprehensive training and opportunities for ongoing professional development to equip you with all the skills and knowledge you need to be an exceptional Foster Carer.
With your own dedicated Supervising Social Worker, access to out-of-hours assistance, support groups and peer mentoring, there are many ways we support our Foster Carers.
Foster Carer stories
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Ready to change a child's life together?
There's no pressure at this stage. Whether you're at the early stages of considering fostering, or ready to take the next step, our fostering team are here to support your journey.