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Five Rivers Child Care Ltd

Five Rivers Child Care is a social enterprise, providing care to looked after children across the country. Foster carers look after children and young people who are temporarily or permanently unable to live with their birth families. Our carers are trained and supported to give vulnerable children a safe, stable, caring home. There are five different types of fostering – emergency and short-term fostering, long term fostering, respite fostering, parent and child fostering, specialist fostering.

Five Rivers are looking to recruit foster carers within the Sussex area, who can make a positive and lasting difference to the lives of children and young people.

People from all walks of life can foster, if you are:

Passionate about making a difference for a child or young person;
Over the age of 21.
Have a furnished spare room that is not used by anybody else.
Committed to complete an assessment process and on-going training and development.
Able to work in partnership with the team involved in caring for children/young people.

As a foster carer with Five Rivers, you will receive:

Professional support from a dedicated team of experts.
Ongoing training, starting with the Skills to Foster course.
Access to support networks, including foster carer support groups.
24/7 support, 365 days a year.
14 days paid respite per year.
Access to Foster Talk.
Competitive pay.

If you’re interested in fostering and would like more information, contact our dedicated carer enquiries team by emailing [email protected].


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