Make a real difference in a child's life

As a foster carer with East Sussex County Council, you'll open your heart and home to a child who can't live with their birth family.

As the local authority, East Sussex County Council are responsible for finding and matching a fostering placement for every single child in East Sussex who needs care, from newborns to teenagers.

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Why foster with East Sussex County Council?

  • Be the first choice - as your local authority, we prioritise placing children with our own dedicated foster carers.
  • Get the support you need - our experienced team will offer comprehensive training, ongoing support, and guidance throughout your fostering journey.
  • We value your background - foster carers come from all walks of life. What matters most is your passion for making a positive difference.

Find out more about fostering with us.

Stay in touch with East Sussex fostering

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East Sussex County Council is proud to have joined forces with 19 other local authorities as part of a new regional fostering recruitment hub – ‘Local Authority South East’. We are all non-profit organisations aiming to recruit and support more foster carers to provide safe and loving homes for children in our communities.

Our own local fostering team will work in collaboration with the hub at the start of the enquiry process and continue to support you on your foster carer journey as usual. You will now benefit from a wider network of over 2,800 amazing fostering families across the region.