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“Fostering gave me another shot at life which I am so grateful for…”

The children in our care who are in need of a loving, stable home environment are diverse, including the age at which they come to us.   Although Foster Portsmouth approve foster carers for children from birth to 18, many first apply with a set idea of the age of children they wish to care … Continued

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Building a family life through fostering

Foster Portsmouth marked Pride Month throughout June by recognising the efforts of our foster carers from the LGBT+ community and their contribution to the care of vulnerable children and young people in the Portsmouth area.   Our team also had a fantastic day at Portsmouth Pride on Saturday 6 July. Sporting our new backpack flags, … Continued

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Become a champion to our young people too…

With the NHS celebrating its 76th birthday on Friday 6 July, we’d like join in the celebrations recognising this remarkable organisation – which provides the residents of our city and the surrounding areas with vital health care – and the dedication of all those who have worked in it over the years since it was … Continued

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Help us support children seeking asylum this Refugee Week

Launched in 1998, Refugee Week (June 17-23) raises awareness of the reasons why people seek refuge and provides an opportunity to celebrate community, mutual care and the human ability to start again.   Many people seek sanctuary in Portsmouth due to instability in their home countries including unaccompanied children seeking safety and asylum who are … Continued

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Marking Pride Month this June

Foster Portsmouth will be marking Pride Month throughout June by recognising the efforts of our foster carers from the LGBT+ community and their contribution to the care of vulnerable children and young people in the Portsmouth area.   As always, we’re taking the opportunity to also raise awareness of the national shortage of foster carers, … Continued

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Join our ‘small but mighty’ fostering service

  Join our closeknit fostering community and we’ll support you from initial enquiry to foster family.   By providing our foster carers with the tools and support needed to succeed, at Foster Portsmouth we ensure the children and young people in their care have the chance to thrive and meet their potential. However, due to … Continued

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three women from the LGBT+ community smiling at the camera with one holding an infant boy

Could you be the missing piece to a young person’s puzzle?

We are proud to support LGBT+ Adoption and Fostering week 2024.

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Race Equality Week imagery of a black woman holding hands in the air with a white woman, both looking at the camera

Marking Race Equality Week 2024

Diversity is welcomed and valued at Foster Portsmouth. Our foster families come in all forms. Just as every child is unique, every foster carer is unique too. However, they all share the same commitment and motivation to make a positive difference to a child’s life.   We marked Race Equality Week (5-11 February) by raising … Continued

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Girl climbing indoor assault course obstacle at Portsmouth Dockyard's Action Stations

‘A Christmas to remember’ for children in our care

A celebratory event for the children in our care and their foster families was held at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard in December. Children aged 5-17 years old took part in fun activities inside Action Stations helping provide them with a ‘Christmas to remember’.   Children who attended may not have had the support network around them … Continued

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Teen girl siblings smiling at the camera cuddled together in bobble hats and blankets in winter scenary

Create memories next Christmas and beyond

  National trends have meant that it’s even more challenging to find new foster families to care for the vulnerable children and young people in Portsmouth who find themselves in need, particularly those who have the time and room to take in a sibling group.   Many childhood memories of Christmas consist of time spent … Continued

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