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Portsmouth children need foster carers

Portsmouth City Council needs more foster carers to provide homes for Portsmouth children from babies through to teenagers. Foster carers do an amazing job in helping children reach their full potential and you could do it too.

The rewards are great - the personal satisfaction that you have made a difference to a child's life.  We have a number of fostering options available to suit those who want to continue to work outside the home full-time, part-time, or would like to consider fostering as a full-time career.  

Are you who we are looking for?

  • Do you have a spare room
  • Are you over 18?
  • Do you have child care experience?
  • Do you have the time and energy to invest in a child or young person? 
  • Do you live in Portsmouth or the surrounding area

Talk to us today. Call 023 9283 4071, e-mail us at or fill out our online enquiry form.  

Listen to what our foster carers say 

View our online videos to hear directly from some of our most experienced foster carers.  Topics include:

  • Why they foster
  • The difference they make
  • The application process
  • Fostering and their family
  • What the children say
  • What's in it for them

Monthly drop in sessions

Come along to one of our monthly drop-in session at the Civic Offices, always from 6.45pm - 8.00pm (usually either the first or second Tuesday each month, with a brief presentation at 7.00pm).

There in no need to book to attend, you can simply drop by for an informal chat with our social workers and current foster carers.  

Next event: drop-in session at the Civic Offices is 7 February, 6.45pm-8.00pm (please arrive by 7.00pm if you would like to see the presentation).


Are you interested in adoption?  

The adoption team also run adoption events at a different location twice a month.  

To attend any of the recruitment events run by adoption, please note that you need to formally regsiter your interest.  

Please check out the Portsmouth Adoption Centre for more information.