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Fostering in West Sussex

Fostering in West Sussex

Fostering in West Sussex can be both a rewarding career and a life changing experience. By choosing to foster you can have a hugely positive impact on the lives of local children and teenagers in. If you live in West Sussex and are thinking about fostering please do read on to find out more about the children needing fostering and how you can be part of their lives.

The children needing fostering in West Sussex

In West Sussex, we currently need to recruit carers for

  • Sibling groups of younger children
  • Children age 9+ who need short term placements
  • Children age 9+ who need long term/ permanent placements
  • Teenagers who need to remain with foster carers until they reach independence
  • Children who have mild and moderate level learning difficulties
  • Children who have more complex disabilities
  • Parent and Child Placements (Usually mother and child- occasionally a new father and child)
  • Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking children and young people

Becoming an fp.c foster carer in West Sussex

We are currently working to ensure that there are sufficient foster carers in the West Sussex to meet the need of every West Sussex child who needs a foster placement. This is an important goal because local placement allows children to continue at existing schools, retain contact to friends and family and in the longer run it can facilitate arrangements for a child to return to their family where this is the right plan for the child. There is currently a very significant shortfall of foster carers, oF all kinds, in West Sussex. If you live in West Sussex or nearby and are thinking of fostering we would very much like to hear from you.

Beccy & Michael

"Familyplacement.com is a fantastic agency to be part of. The staff are all very friendly and we have a brilliant social worker. "

- Beccy & Michael

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How our West Sussex foster carers are supported

Our West Sussex based foster carers are able to attend foster carer support groups and training at various locations in or near to West Sussex. Our West Sussex foster carers are supported by locally based staff to ensure that they receive high level support at all times

As one of our foster carers, you will have access to a full range of support services including:

  • Your own designated social worker, who will visit regularly, usually fortnightly, to provide advice, guidance and support
  • Access to telephone advice and support 24 hours per day, 7 days per week
  • Careful matching of children with foster carers
  • Good preparation and initial induction
  • Support with completing a formal induction workbook process (TSD)
  • Access to respite care
  • Support to develop safe and effective baby sitting and back up care arrangements
  • Support groups for own children to attend- if they wish
  • Access to a psychologist for advice and support, where needed
  • Higher frequency, higher level support at the time of new placements and if/when needed

Training and resources

  • Access to online training- e-learning
  • Access to ongoing foster carer training provided by in house and specialist external trainers
  • Annual appraisal to support you to develop your skills to a higher level
  • Workshops for young people in foster care- to support your good efforts
  • Free membership of Fostering Network

Funding and allowances

  • Funding for access to relevant external training
  • High level professional fee in recognition of your skills
  • Summer holiday, Birthday and Christmas/Festival supplements
  • High level child maintenance allowance
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If you decide to join our team, you will be working with an agency that has consistently been accredited as an 'Outstanding' or 'Good' Fostering Service Provider by OFSTED.

Our work with West Sussex Council

Our fostering agency is an accredited Tier 1 provider of foster placements for West Sussex Council and several neighbouring local authorities.We are also accredited as preferred providers of foster placements for the wider group of local authorities. We have been providing foster carers for West Sussex children for several years. Our Tier 1 status means that West Sussex refers children to us first whenever a foster placement is needed for a West Sussex child. This means that if you live in or near West Sussex and decide to foster with our agency, you are likely to be kept very busy.

If you live in West Sussex and are thinking of fostering, we would really like to hear from you. Thank you for your interest in our West Sussex fostering service

Start your journey

Fill in the form below to request a call back with one of our friendly foster carer recruitment advisers or to be sent a fostering information pack. You can also give us a call on (01993) 706925 or if you need more information, see our page on considering fostering.







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