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Wednesday 15 May 2019

This year we kicked off the UK’s biggest annual fostering awareness campaign by saying a huge thank you to our Foster Carers for the love, support and stability they offer children and young people in foster care. It was an opportunity for us as a fostering service to celebrate the difference Foster Carers make, and to recognise their year-round commitment, passion and dedication.

We invited all those who foster Brighton & Hove children to be part of the day and hosted the event at the AMEX stadium.

Thursday 14 March 2019

Brighton & Hove City Council is continually seeking people from all walks of life to provide safe and supportive homes for vulnerable children and young people. From short-term and respite care, to long-term foster care and Supported Lodgings, all you need is a spare room and a genuine desire to make a difference.

We welcome applications from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds and encourage families, couples and single people to apply. Similarly, the young people we seek placements for come from a wide range of diverse backgrounds.

Thursday 6 December 2018

Foster carer Liz, shares her experinece of fostering, how it fit in with her family and the lasting impact it has made on their lives;

Last summer I was approved to be a foster carer and left my teaching job. The assessment training and process was a positive experience - I found it therapeutic and reflective. It helped me think about my motivation and expectations around fostering and tested my interest and commitment.

Friday 23 November 2018

Bradley has just turned 18 after being in foster care for most of his life. He shares his experience and talks about what it takes to be a foster carer.

Tell us a bit about your time in foster care

Thursday 8 November 2018

Children who arrive in the UK without their parents or carers usually go into the care of their nearest public authority and will often live with approved foster carers when there is no suitable family member or guardian to care for them.

These children are not being removed from their homes by local authorities; they are leaving their home country desperately seeking shelter and protection from war, oppression or civil unrest

Fostering unaccompanied asylum seeking children is a specialist area of fostering, that can can be incredibly rewarding in it's own unique way.