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Fostering West Sussex joins regional partnership to recruit more Foster Carers

West Sussex County Council has joined others from across the South East to create the country’s largest local authority fostering partnership, in a bid to increase the number of Foster Carers across the region. With over 11,000 children in care across the South East, and fewer than 3,000 local authority…
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What is the difference between Fostering and Adoption?

There are several key differences between fostering and adoption, each with unique characteristics and responsibilities. Fostering and adoption are both pathways you can take to positively impact the life of a child who is unable to live with their birth family whilst also offering an opportunity to extend your family…
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Are you an Empty Nester? You could make an incredible Foster Carer

If your only (or youngest) child has recently left home, you are likely feeling a mix of emotions, and it is completely normal to have 'empty nest syndrome'. You may be wondering, 'What do I do now?' and 'How do I fill my time now that I don't have to…
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Can I Foster If I Have Pets? Yes!

Fostering while having pets is a topic with many misconceptions. If you are considering fostering, you may be wondering, “Can I foster a child if I have pets?”. The simple answer is yes! Contrary to popular belief, having pets doesn't disqualify you from fostering. In fact, it can enhance the…
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Welcoming Foster Carers from the LGBTQ+ Community

In the world of fostering, there’s one thing that matters most: providing a loving and supportive home for the children we care for. Recognising that the path to having a family isn’t as straightforward for LGBTQ+ people, we want to help you explore the options available to you and bust…
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Our First Mockingbird Constellation: the All Stars

The award-winning Mockingbird programme is a nationwide scheme run by The Fostering Network, which brings together Foster Carers and Kinship Carers in a nurturing community under the premise that it takes a village to raise a child. Our first West Sussex constellation, the All Stars, launched in October 2022. One…
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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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