Fostering in West Sussex
We are an Independent Fostering Agency looking for foster carers in West Sussex.
Blue Sky Fostering was established in 2005 to address the shortage of foster carers in the south of England. Our head office is in Hampshire but we now have teams of social workers based across the whole of the south of England including our team in the West Sussex area based in our office in Portslade. This allows us to provide 24/7 support when our foster carers need us.
We are always looking for foster carers in the West Sussex from different backgrounds; couples - whether married or living together - with or without children, single people and divorced people. We prefer to place children with foster carers who reflect their own background so we need carers from all cultures and religions.
If you tick all of these boxes, fostering could be the right career for you:
- A spare bedroom & a driving license
- Willingness to include the looked after child in your family home
- Flexibility, resilience, optimism and a good sense of humour
- Some experience of looking after children - either your own or somebody elses
- Enthusiasm and commitment
- Prepared to foster from a wide age range
Why choose Blue Sky Fostering?
Blue Sky Fostering – A Preferred Provider
Blue Sky Fostering is a preferred provider and is on Tier One for all of the local authorities in this area. This means that the foster carers we put forward for fostering placements will be given priority over those put forward by fostering agencies on Tier Two or Tier Three.
We have been deemed 'Outstanding' by Ofsted on three consecutive occasions in 2008, 2011 and 2013!
At Blue Sky we recognise that fostering is a demanding and at times, exhausting, job. That's why when you join us we will ensure that you and the children you are looking after have all the support you need. We treat every single looked after child and fostering family as an individual and we seek to bring out the best in each person by providing outstanding care and support. Everything we do has the best interest of the looked after child at it's centre. We will equip you with the tools you need to do the same.
Why choose Blue Sky Fostering?
When you become part of the Blue Sky team you will not only receive a friendly, supportive and professional service. You will also benefit from the following:
- An allowance of up to £588 per week, per child paid on time
- A minimum of 14 days paid holiday (respite) a year
- Training in all aspects of looking after children in care giving you the tools to succeed
- Regular phone calls and visits from your own social worker
- Opportunities to meet with other Blue Sky foster carers Blue Sky events for you, your birth children and your foster child
- Access to a social worker who knows about you and your placement 24 hours a day, every day of the year
- A FULFILLING CAREER WHERE YOU CAN MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE TO YOUNG PEOPLE'S LIVES
Portslade Office location
West Sussex BN41 1RA
0845 450 3519
“My Supervising Social Worker has always been there to give me support when needed and I cannot fault them in anyway.”
Choosing to become foster carers is a big decision for you and your family and we’re with you every step of the way.Find out more
Our team in West Sussex
We have a local team in West Sussex delivering local training, support groups and social events. They are there to support you on every step of your journey with Blue Sky Fostering.
Want to find out more?Make an Enquiry
Call us today: 0845 450 3519 OR Enquire Online
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If you are not based in West Sussex, Blue Sky fostering also have teams in other regions and offer fostering in Bournemouth, Southampton & Cheltenham. Contact us today to find out if our services cover your region.
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