Tuesday 3 July 2018

Becoming a foster carer is a big decision, and the assessment process can seem daunting. We chat to Sarah, 30, and her wife Gemma, 32, who have been fostering mixed race siblings with Brighton and Hove City Council for a year. They have never felt like they are on their own. 

Why did you want to become Foster Carers?

We have talked about fostering since the day we met. Both our families have fostered, so fostering is something we’ve grown up with. Once we had married, found our flat, and settled down, we thought it’s now or never.

Thursday 17 May 2018


Why did you want to become Foster Carers?

Monday 14 May 2018

Children from all backgrounds can be fostered from birth, right up until their 18th birthday. They come into care when they are unable to live with their birth parents for a period of time.  

Monday 23 April 2018

If you are considering fostering, you may be thinking about whether to foster with Brighton & Hove City Council, or whether to choose an independent fostering agency. You may already foster with an independent fostering agency and wonder what you will gain from transferring.

We are proud of our fostering community and the incredible work our foster carers do for our looked after children. We want to create the very best experiences, support and training for our foster carers so they in turn can provide the most loving, stable and supportive homes for our children. 

Friday 9 February 2018

This week, some of our potential foster carers attended a 3 day Skills to Foster pre-approval course, which is a valuable part of the assessment process. It’s an intense few days, but we are so pleased they have all come out the other side with enthusiasm. Here’s how some of them reflected on both the course itself, and their experience of the assessments process so far;

What type of fostering are you hoping to do, and what stage of the assessment process are you at?