Any of us can help a local child to

Foster for West Sussex County Council

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.


Be inspired by our 'Any Of Us' film

Your fostering journey

Why foster with us at West Sussex County Council?

We take care of the entire fostering process, from your initial enquiry through to your final assessment and beyond, so you can focus on what matters most - providing love and support to our local children across West Sussex.

We're not-for-profit

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.

Financial Support

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.

Matching Process

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.

Comprehensive Training

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.

Professional and
Peer Support

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

Hear from our local Foster Carers

“As much as I've given my young person, they give you that back tenfold”
James' story, local Foster Carer
"I feel that those people who say, 'I always thought about fostering', have missed out!"
David's story, local Foster Carer
"Giving a child a home is a huge opening for your life"
Gemma's story, local Foster Carer

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.

Simply fill out the form or contact us below for an informal chat.

Prefer to call us or attend an event?

Give us a call

0330 222 7775

Attend an event

Book an info session
information sessions

Looking to learn more about becoming a Foster Carer?

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