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Fostering agencies and other local authorities

Safeguarding or child protection checks

Fostering agencies or local authorities requiring a check of ESCC records should send their request to CS.FosteringAdmin@eastsussex.gov.uk.  The response letter will advise of information held on Children's Services, Adult Services and LADO records. Please download the form below (available in PDF and Word format).

Please note:

  • This check will not include any records in relation to adoption as this is stored on a separate system. If you require this information, you will need to send your request and signed consent to registertoadopt@eastsussex.gov.uk and they will be able to advise
  • All checks requests will receive a response letter
  • There may be occasions when there are delays in responding and it should not be assumed that there is no information held if you do not receive a prompt response.   
  • ESCC charge fostering agencies for this check. Please contact us on the email below for further information

How to complete the form

  • Please ensure all signatures, DOB's, previous names, current address and any ESCC address history are included in the request
  • Applicant 1 and 2 – details of the carer(s) or support carer(s)
  • Household members – details of all other household members including children
  • Children not living in household – details of all children not living in the household, including adult children
  • Anyone aged 16 or above – must sign and date the form themselves
  • Anyone aged under 16 – the person with parental responsibility must sign and date the form
  • A separate sheet for further boxes should be used if needed
  • Anyone signing the form, must read the Declaration and Consent before signing

Please note: we are aware these files might not be suitable for users of assistive technology. 

If you use assistive technology such as a screen reader, please contact us on 01323 464129, and we will do our best to help.

Returning the form

Email: A fostering service sending a request from an email address other than  .gov.uk will need to send their email securely and register with Voltage Secure Email to access an ESCC response letter. ESCC sends all responses via secure email either to a gov.uk address or via Voltage Secure email.