Adoption, fostering and residential care


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


Find out about fostering with East Sussex County Council.

Residential care

What residential care is, who it's for and and how to apply for it.

Supported lodgings – housing for young people in need

Providing a home, emotional support and help with life skills for young people over 16.

Living in care – C360

What residential care and foster care is, and how to apply for it.

Secure residential care

Lansdowne secure children’s home offers residential care for young people aged 10 to 17.

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

Help for children in residential and foster care including who to contact for support.

Looked after children (LAC)

About children under 18 who’ve been given care and accommodation by Children’s Services.

Family and friends who care for children

Support available to family and friends who are caring for children in private arrangement.