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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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Building a family life through fostering

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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Outstanding carer support from our social workers is recognised

          Foster Portsmouth and Portsmouth City Council are celebrating our dedicated social workers this World Social Work Day 2024.   The event, on Tuesday 19 March, celebrates the social work profession and its contribution across the world. This year focuses on the theme of Buen Vivir: Shared future for transformative change, which … Continued

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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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Growing up in foster care

Read Catherine’s story, in which she shares her personal experience growing up in foster care in Portsmouth.

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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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Part 2: Busting the top 9 myths on who can be a foster carer

There are many misconceptions about fostering. To dispel some of the more common ones, read the second part of our ‘Myth Busting’ blog.

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Black History Month

To reflect the children and young people we care for in our city, we need additional foster carers from diverse backgrounds with the skills and experience to help children develop a positive sense of their own identity and pride.   Black History Month shared on the official website earlier this year: “By addressing disproportionality, providing … Continued

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Could you be their hero too?

As we all at Portsmouth City Council celebrated Armed Forces Day with an action-packed day on Southsea Common, we wanted to also like to thank all our Armed Forces – serving, veterans and cadets – as well as the families who support them.   Many of the skills gained training or serving with the Armed … 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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