Fostering 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, determination, 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
Click here to see if we have any Introduction to Fostering events near you.
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.
The Benefits To You
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 £336 to £581 per week, per child paid on time
14 days paid holiday (respite) a year
Training in all aspects of looking after troubled children giving you the tools to succeed
Monthly supervision sessions with your social worker
Monthly meetings with other Blue Sky foster carers
Family outings and social events / Birth children support groups and activities
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
What Our Foster Carers Say
“As first time foster carers we had nothing to compare with but Blue Sky Fostering have definitely done everything they said they would do and talking to carers from another agency we have far more support than them.”
“My Supervising Social Worker has always been there to give me support when needed and I cannot fault them in anyway.”
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.