Monday 6 November 2023

Foster carer Annie has shared her journey into fostering - from her initial desire to make a difference, to taking the first step, to welcoming a young person into her family.


I left behind my career in the hospitality industry to embark on a path toward fostering children in need, a journey that would prove challenging yet incredibly rewarding.

Tuesday 24 October 2023

Throughout October we’re celebrating amazing children of foster carers and Supported Lodgings carers and the role they play in fostering households. We asked the son of a Supported Lodgings carer what it's like.

What is Supported Lodgings?

“Supported Lodgings is where you welcome a young person aged eighteen to twenty-one into your house, and the majority of the time they are care leavers or asylum seekers from other counties.”

Wednesday 11 October 2023

World Mental Health Day is celebrated globally on October 10th each year. While it is a day for everyone to focus on their mental well-being, it carries special meaning for foster children. The journey of a child or young person in care often involves navigating through a storm of emotions, uncertainties, and challenges. 

Monday 9 October 2023

We’ve been fostering with our family for four and a half years now. We started fostering when we were five and nine years old. We foster younger children, mainly babies and toddlers and we really enjoy looking after the children that come into our home.

Friday 6 October 2023

The cornerstone of any religion is love, care, openness and community - values which align very closely with fostering. Brighton & Hove City Council foster carers identify with many different faiths and their faith plays an important role in their day to day lives as carers.

Fostering as a Muslim family

One of the core beliefs of Islam is to help others in need, which made fostering a great match for Sajjad and Esmat. They currently foster a 13-year-old boy and are looking to foster more children in the future.