Hastings Fostering Agency

Join a local therapeutic foster agency that puts a circle of professional support around you and your family.

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With over 600 children in care across East Sussex, including Hastings, foster parents are urgently needed more than ever to make sure that every child has a safe and loving family.

As a therapeutic fostering agency, our foster parents receive the very best training and support to help them make a life-changing difference to these children.

You don’t need experience to become a foster parent with us, as you’ll receive full therapeutic training from the moment you join, plus 24/7 support from a professional team of social workers, therapists, advisory teachers, and fostering advisors.

Can I foster?

The only initial requirements to foster are that you:

  • Are over 21 years old
  • Have the legal right to live in the UK
  • Have a spare bedroom that’s always available to a child

Of course, you’ll also need to be committed to providing the best care to a child, and have lots of patience, empathy and resilience too.

Download information pack

If you're interested in fostering, then download our information pack to discover everything you need to know about becoming a foster parent with ISP.


Hastings Fostering Allowance

Hastings fostering allowance

When you join ISP, you’ll receive an incredibly generous financial support package for each child in your care.

Generally, this is completely tax-free and helps cover the cost of caring for a child, whilst providing you with a professional payment for the life-changing work you do.

Find out how much you will receive

Respite Care in Hastings

If you’d like to make a difference to a child in foster care, but cannot commit to the 24/7 nature of the role, then becoming a respite foster parent in Hastings may be perfect for you.

Respite foster parents are an incredibly important part of our support network as they provide families with the chance to rest and recharge.

Respite (or short breaks) is often planned well in advance and generally takes place for 1 or 2 nights over weekends or school holidays – sometimes a little longer.

You’ll receive all the same high-quality training and support as our regular foster parents, plus a generous nightly allowance too.

Enquire about becoming a respite foster parent

Meet the Hastings fostering team

Your local fostering team will support you every step of the way - from the moment you enquire to welcoming your first child and beyond.

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