Orange Grove
Fostercare: Brighton

Fostering in Brighton

If you live in Brighton and are thinking about becoming a foster carer, our fostering programme offers all the knowledge, training and support you’ll need.

According to the Fostering Network, more than 920 foster families are needed in the South East of England to look after children in care. Becoming a foster carer means you can improve the lives of children in need and while fostering can be challenging, it’s certainly offers some unique rewards that no other career offers.

To apply to be a foster carer you must be 21 years of age or older, have British citizenship, a spare room and a strong desire to nurture a child in care. We’ll help you with the whole process of applying to be a foster carer and are on hand to answer any questions you may have about fostering. You can also attend one of our open days or recruitment events to meet our team and find out of fostering is for you.

Which children and young people need foster care in Brighton?

Children come into foster care for many different reasons and come from all ages and backgrounds. They might require short term care because of a parent’s illness or need longer-term care as a result of abuse or neglect.

Many children in care will have experienced difficult environments at some point in their life. Our training programme and around-the-clock support, ensures you’re able to provide a safe and nurturing environment for these children, offering a stable home and supportive family environment for as long as they need.

Pauline and Derek’s fostering journey

“Orange Grove have been fantastic! We’re lucky to have had the same Social Worker supporting us throughout our training and the assessment process and continuing to support us as Foster Carers – she really gets us and is a great support”

Become a foster carer today

If you’re looking to apply to be a foster parent or want to contact a fostering agency to discuss whether becoming a foster carer is for you, then get in touch with our team today. Fostering is simply providing nurture, care and sustenance to children and young people who are, through no fault of their own, left vulnerable to the world.

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Meet and Greet | Beverley

27th Nov - 4.30pm - 7.30pm

Orange Grove, Beverley Office

Second Floor, Rear Office, Reed House, Annie Reed Road, Beverley, HU17 0LF

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Meet our Brighton team

Our specialist local teams are ready to answer any questions you may have about fostering in Brighton, Hove and across East Sussex.


Family Support Worker


Supervising Social Worker


Registered Manager


Principal Social Worker




Team Manager

“Extensive support and training are provided to carers, ensuring that they effectively meet the needs of the children and young people placed with them”

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