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Fostering agencies and other local authorities


Safeguarding or child protection checks

Fostering agencies or local authorities which need a safeguarding or child protection check for new or existing carers in East Sussex, please download the form below (available in PDF and Word format).

Please note agencies pay a charge for this. Please contact us on the email below for further information.

How to complete the form

  • 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 know 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: These forms should be returned securely by registering with Voltage Secure Email and sent to CS.FosteringAdmin@eastsussex.gov.uk

Post: Fostering Team, 4th Floor, St Marks House, 14 Upperton Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4EP

Please check forms are complete with address details, signatures and dates to avoid delays in processing.