Fostering is the long- or short-term care of a child or young person who cannot – for a variety of reasons – stay with their birth family at the current time.
Our foster carers become part of a professional team and receive extensive support, ongoing training opportunities and weekly financial allowances.
To foster, we do ask that you have:
Learn more about fostering and what we offer our amazing carers,
Are you already working as a foster carer and thinking about transferring to Brighton and Hove?
We welcome enquiries from foster carers who currently work for private fostering agencies
We have specialist workers within our Fostering Recruitment Team - please ask when you call.
We are able to fast track the transfer process and can provide enhanced financial rewards for your fostering knowledge and experience
“[My foster mum] is like my second mum - I love her to absolute bits. She has always been there to help me through the last 2 and a half years.
- A young person who is fostered by a Brighton & Hove City Council Foster Carer
Adoption is a legal process which transfers all legal responsibility for the child to their new parent(s).
It’s a permanent, life-long commitment which offers children who have not had the best start the opportunity to live happy, healthy, fulfilling lives with their new families.
It’s also the chance for you to begin or complete a family of your own.
Learn more about adopting and how you can start the amazing journey,
Fostering Information Sessions
Saturday 29 November 10a.m. to 11.30 a.m.
Southwick Community Centre
We are especially interested in hearing from people who would like to foster older children, teenagers and sibling groups.
National Adoption Week
Myths about who can adopt;
You don't have to own your own home, have a job or be under 40 to adopt a child
You don't have to be married either, or in a relationship, or heterosexual
You don't have to be a parent already or qualified in any specific way. Brighton and Hove City Council Adoption team are looking for adopters who live within a 40 mile radius of Brighton.
Come along and find out more, meet our social workers and our adopters at our adoption week event.
Monday 3rd November, 5.00pm til 8.00pm. Please contact our adoption team to book a place on 01273 295444.