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Celebrating the vital role of children who foster

A birth child of foster carers plays a pivotal part in changing the lives of vulnerable children and young people, something Foster Portsmouth is proud to recognise and celebrate again during October’s Sons & Daughters Month.   11-year-old Tilly from Southsea, whose parents have provided long-term fostering for over two years, shared: “I would say … Continued

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Fact check: can I foster as a single person?

There are many myths around foster care, one of them being that a foster family needs to be the traditional family unit and have both a mother and father at home. This isn’t the case with Foster Portsmouth, in fact, single foster parents are highly sought after.   If you’re single and thinking about fostering, … Continued

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World Social Work Day: Celebrating our Social Workers

    Foster Portsmouth and Portsmouth City Council are celebrating our own dedicated social workers this World Social Work Day 2022 on 15 March.   The event celebrates the social work profession and its contribution across the world. This year focuses on the theme: ´Co-building a New Eco-Social World: Leaving No One Behind´. The theme … Continued

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Care Day 2022: “It takes a village to raise a child”

There is no better time to take the next step in your fostering journey than National Care Day this Friday, 18 February 2022.   Care Day, which carries the theme this year of ‘It takes a village to raise a child’, is a global celebration of the successes and achievements of children and young people … Continued

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First anniversary of pioneering fostering programme

As the south coast pioneers of the Mockingbird Programme, Foster Portsmouth are proud to be celebrating the first anniversary of the launch of their first ‘constellation’ this January.   42 children and young people in foster care in Portsmouth and the surrounding area benefit from the Mockingbird Programme, an award-winning and sustainable foster care model … Continued

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Pioneering Mockingbird Family Model constellation events

Our first ever Mockingbird Family Model ‘constellation’ have been enjoying their initial face-to-face events since the easing of restrictions, enabling the fostered children and young people in these families to meet, play and interact whilst their foster carers take some time to relax, share experiences and offer mutual support.   “The boys loved every minute of it … Continued

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