Monday 16 October 2017

We know that the number one barrier to fostering is how potential foster carers believe it might affect their relationship with their birth children, but it can in fact be a rewarding and positive experience for the whole family. The children of our foster carers do an incredible job in helping their foster brothers and sisters settle in and feel welcome. They share their homes, their parents and their time, and the success of a placement is often due to their generosity and kindness in making sure their foster brothers and sisters feel at welcome.

Monday 9 October 2017

As part of our blog series chatting to LGBT foster carers, we sit down with Matt Rood who has recently been crowned Mr Gay Europe. Matt used to foster with his husband and has been generating amazing awarenes with his campaign 'Pride Families' promoting fostering and adoption within the LGBT community. 

How long did you foster and how many children did you look after?

Myself and my ex husband fostered for three years and in that time looked after 5 young people.

Why did you decide to foster?

Monday 2 October 2017

As part of our LGBT series of blogs, we speak to foster carer Simon (50) who has been fostering teenagers with his partner Rob (also 50) for 4 years.

How long have you been fostering and how many children have you fostered so far?

We’ve been fostering male teenagers and unaccompanied asylum seekers for 4 years and have looked after 5 children, mostly on long term respite arrangements where we have them every weekend and during the school holidays.

Why did you decide to foster?

Wednesday 13 September 2017

This week we chat to our foster carer Naz who has been fostering with her partner Ann-Marie for over 3 years. We wanted to get her insight into fostering as a same sex couple and what her fostering journey has been like so far.


How long have you been fostering? 

We’ve been fostering since August 2014


How many children have you fostered and of what ages?

Wednesday 31 May 2017

Why become a foster carer with Brighton and Hove Council?

Here are 12 great reasons!

We are proud of our fostering community and the incredible work that 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.