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Recognising vital work of foster carers this Carers Week

Join us this Carers Week 10-16 June 2024 to recognise and raise awareness of the vital work of our foster carers and the continuing need to recruit more in the Portsmouth area.   Our foster carers are dedicated and inspiring individuals and couples who believe in making a difference to the lives of vulnerable children … 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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Foster carer Rob Cooke with daughter Lauren Crockford smiling in the sunshine in Foster Portsmouth running vests wearing their medals after completing the Great South Run

Team of 24 complete the GSR for Foster Portsmouth

A team of 24 foster carers, the children they care for, their birth children and families, staff members and supporters took part in the Great South Run’s 10-mile, 5km, junior and mini races on behalf of Foster Portsmouth last weekend.   Eleven foster carers, five children they care for, five of their birth children, two … Continued

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Could you be their hero too?

As we all at Portsmouth City Council celebrated D-Day 80 earlier in June and now marking the national Armed Forces Day on 29 June, at Foster Portsmouth we also would like to take the opportunity to thank all our Armed Forces – serving, veterans and cadets – as well as the families who support them. … Continued

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Dispelling myths this Pride Month

Foster Portsmouth will be marking Pride Month throughout June and Portsmouth Pride on Saturday 10 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, and looking to dispel some of the remaining myths around who … Continued

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Spotlight falls on the search for new foster carers

Foster Portsmouth is once again marking Foster Care Fortnight (15-28 May) by lighting up iconic city buildings and flying their flag outside Portsmouth City Council’s Civic Offices.   The council’s fostering service will also be holding its spring drop-in foster carer recruitment event on Saturday 20 May at the Holiday Inn Express – Portsmouth North at Farlington … Continued

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Foster carers join council staff for the Great South Run

Foster Portsmouth once again secured places in last weekend’s Great South Run for a team of their foster carers. This year, they were also joined by a team of council staff and a number of supporters.   The south coast’s biggest and best running event took place on Sunday 16 October 2022 and took in all the … Continued

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Portsmouth's Spinnaker Tower lit up in Foster Portsmouth blue and orange brand colours

Iconic buildings lit up for Foster Care Fortnight

Foster Portsmouth is marking Foster Care Fortnight (9-22 May) by lighting up iconic city buildings and flying their flag outside Portsmouth City Council’s Civic Offices for the first time.   The council’s fostering service will also be holding its spring drop-in foster carer recruitment event on Wednesday 21 May at the Spinnaker Tower in Gunwharf Quays from 7.30-9.30pm enabling visitors to enjoy … Continued

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Aspire to make a difference in 2022?

Do you aspire to make a difference in 2022? Would you like to change the lives of vulnerable children or young people?   We have various opportunities within foster care if you chose to join the army of highly dedicated people providing loving homes for vulnerable children and young people, and we offer our carers … Continued

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New Year, New You!

To tackle the shortage currently being experienced nationally, Portsmouth City Council need to recruit additional foster carers to join our dedicated team in providing loving homes for the vulnerable children and young people in Portsmouth and the surrounding areas.   The council’s first drop-in foster carer recruitment event of 2022 will take place on Saturday … Continued

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