Issue details

Fostering Service Redesign

A review is currently being undertaken of the Fostering service in West Sussex; this forms Phase 2 of the work to redesign the service. Revisions being considered will aim to ensure the County Council can offer in-house foster placements to different cohorts of children with a broad range of needs, strengthen the offer to existing carers to improve retention and increase our social care workforce to ensure caseloads for staff within the service are manageable.


The Cabinet Member for Children and Young People will be asked to approve the proposed revisions to the Fostering Service for implementation from April 2022.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 division;

Decision status: For Determination

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 04/01/2022

Decision due: March 2022 by Cabinet Member for Children and Young People

Lead member: Councillor Jacquie Russell

Contact: Daniel Ruaux, Assistant Director (Corporate Parenting) Email: Tel: 033 022 22695.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Cabinet Member for Children and Young People via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken


All Foster Carers and Fostering Service staff via Task and Finish groups.

Children and Young People’s Services Scrutiny Committee - 9 March

Democratic Services Contact: Wendy Saunders Tel: 033 022 22553

Agenda items

Background papers

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