Reference - Landlord / Employer

Thank you for supplying a reference for a foster carer applying to East Sussex County Council.

Please complete the form below. If you have any questions, please call the Fostering Service: 01323 464129.

Foster carers care for children and young people who have all experienced trauma, separation and loss. Becoming a foster carer is an important decision. The information you provide will help us to assess the applicant's suitability and ability to provide a safe, secure and loving home.

We will refer to the ‘applicant’ throughout. If this reference is in relation to a couple, please consider both applicants. In some cases, the information you supply on the other applicant may be more limited.

We would be grateful if you could answer the following questions in as much detail as possible. It is important to comment on positive areas as well as areas where you think the applicant(s) may need support. It is especially important to advise us if you do not think the applicants are suitable and to tell us why.

During our assessments we interview some referees, and at a later date an assessor may contact you to see you or talk to you over the phone and discuss your reference in more detail.

To find out about how we use your data for the fostering references, please read our privacy notice.

Any information you provide will not be shared with the applicant or any other third party. This is unless we have your consent or there is a potential safeguarding issue.

About the applicant

Name(s) of the person you are providing a reference for.

About you

Employer reference

Landlord reference

Please let us know the preferred time of day to phone you to discuss your enquiry. We can contact you up to early evening. Please make sure you have supplied a contact phone number, above.