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Female member of the army smiling into the camera with a member of the navy and air force in the background.

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 Forces can be hugely beneficial as a foster carer. Combined with life experience, they could enable you to change a child or young person’s life so you not only make a difference with your career, but at home too.


Whether you might consider a short or long term arrangement for a child or siblings until they’re ready to live independently or be reunited with family, support for unaccompanied children seeking asylum or children with a disabilitysupported lodgings to develop their independent living skills, parent and baby placements, or respite care, you’ll find the right fit of fostering for you and your family.


Anyone aged 21+ with a spare bedroom could foster with Foster Portsmouth regardless of their age, gender, faith, ethnicitysexualitymarital or work status, or whether they rent or own their own home.


Foster carers receive excellent, local training and 24/7 support, including through our mentoring scheme and pioneering Mockingbird Programme support network, and competitive fees and allowances.


We need more foster carers in and around Portsmouth from diverse backgrounds who can offer their heart and home to vulnerable children and young people from our city. If you could make a positive difference to a child’s life and you’re interested in becoming a foster parent, we’d love to hear from you.


Could you be their hero too?


To enquire or to arrange a 1:1 with one of our experienced team or existing foster carers, please fill in our contact form, email: or call 023 9283 4071.

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