Could I be a Foster Carer for older children?
If you are over 21 years old, have a spare bedroom and have the desire and dedication to helping a young person realise their potential, then you could be a Foster Carer for the older children and teenagers we care for.
Great Foster Carers come from varied backgrounds
You can be single or in a same-sex relationship
There’s no upper age limit to being a Foster Carer
You don’t have to have your own children
You can be renting your home or be a homeowner
You do need a spare room
You can have your own children living at home
You can have pets
You may have experience of parenting your own teenagers or supported teenagers as part of your job as a teacher or youth worker. Or you may have spent time with nieces, nephews or a godchild and feel you have the right qualities. If you think you’ve got what it takes then we’d love to hear from you so please get in touch.
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Frequently asked questions
What support will I get to help me care for an older child?
As a Foster Carer for West Sussex County Council, you’ll never be alone. You will receive 24/7 professional support and ongoing, comprehensive training. You’ll have your own dedicated Supervising Social Worker and have access to support groups and events where you’ll get to spend time with our other fantastic local Foster Carers, giving you the chance to speak with like-minded people who are experiencing fostering first hand just like you.