Adoption, fostering and residential care


Parents wanting to adopt a child can find out more and register with us online. Includes advice for adoptive parents, for parents whose child has been adopted and for adopted children.


Find out about fostering with East Sussex County Council.

Supported lodgings – housing for young people in need

Supported lodgings means providing a home for young people over 16. They don’t just need somewhere to live they need emotional support and help with life skills too.

Living in care – Connexions 360

Information about what residential care and foster care is, and how to apply for it if you are a young person and need to move away from home.

Secure residential care

Lansdowne secure children’s home offers residential care for young people aged 10 to 17. Information includes services provided and guidance for parents and young people.

I’m a child in care – who can help me?

Help for children in residential and foster care including who they can contact for help and advice.

Looked after children (LAC)

What's involved in the care and education of children under 18 who have been provided with with care and accommodation by children's services.

Family and friends who care for children

Information about the support available to family and friends who are caring for children in private arrangement - also called 'kinship care'.