east sussex fostering

Fostering in East Sussex

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

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

Based in Battle, we work alongside our West Sussex fostering team to support foster families from all across the region, including Brighton and Hove, Eastbourne, Hastings, Bexhill-on-Sea, Seaford, and Hailsham, plus parts of Kent.

Founded over 35 years ago, our foster parents receive the very best therapeutic training and support to help them make an extraordinary difference to children.

Your local support team will include:

  • Dedicated social worker
  • Fostering advisor
  • Therapists
  • Advisory teacher
  • Easy-to-reach manager
  • Administrative support

So whether you’re already fostering or just starting your journey, we can help you take the next step in your fostering career.

Join the most supportive fostering agency in East Sussex

No previous experience is needed to foster with us as we provide all the training you’ll need to start making a difference.

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.


east sussex fostering allowances

East Sussex Fostering Allowances

As an ISP foster parent, you can receive up to £612 per week for each child in your care, which is often tax-free.

You can also receive additional allowances for:

  • Holidays
  • Summer activities
  • School holidays
  • Clothing

Our financial support helps cover the cost of caring for a child while providing you with a professional payment to recognise the crucial work you do as a foster parent.

Find out how much you will receive

Give us a call

Office Number: 01424 774096

Enquiry Team: 0800 0857 989

Out-of-hours support line available to our foster parents 27/4. 


ISP, Garden Suite, Glengorse Estate, Glengorse, Battle TN33 0TX

Office opening hours

Monday: 9am-5pm
Tuesday: 9am-5pm
Wednesday: 9am-5pm
Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday: 9am-5pm

Online information events

Learn more about this rewarding career at one of our upcoming weekly online events.

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Our East Sussex fostering centre

Our Battle fostering centre is part of a beautiful country home within the grounds of the Glengorse estate.

The secluded setting extends over seventy acres and provides our families and children with a peaceful and relaxing space for training, supervision, therapy, family time, events, and more.

They also enjoy spending time together in the community garden, where they grow their own fruit and vegetables.

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Meet the East Sussex fostering team

Your local and experienced fostering team are here to support you every step of the way.

Respite Foster Care in East Sussex

If you’re interested in fostering children in East Sussex but cannot commit to caring for a child around the clock, then becoming a dedicated respite foster carer may be a better option.

As a respite foster parent, you will:

  • Provide a ‘home-from-home’ environment for a child in care who will stay in your home for up to 22 nights per year
  • Get to know one or several children really well, so they feel safe and secure around you
  • Be provided with excellent quality training and support – just like our regular foster families
  • Receive a generous fostering allowance for each night a child spends in your care

If you’d like to learn more about becoming a respite foster parent in East Sussex, then speak to our team today.

Enquire about becoming a respite foster parent

Fostering Parent & Child East Sussex

Fostering a parent and child in East Sussex

Parent and child fostering is a specialist type of foster care, where you welcome a parent who needs a little extra guidance into your home along with their baby, toddler or child.

Your role is to provide them both with a safe and secure home, while you help the parent develop the skills they need to care for their child when they’re no longer with you.

It’s incredibly rewarding as you help keep families together after foster care.

Parent and child fostering

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