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Southsea Food Festival/Love Southsea Market
Palmerston Road

Community stand at Southsea Food Festival

Foster Portsmouth will be at the combined Southsea Food Festival and Love Southsea market with a community stand on Saturday 20 July 2024 between 10am-4pm to meet those visiting the festival or for those who may like to drop by.

This is an opportunity for you to learn first-hand about the rewards fostering can bring, and to get answers to any questions you may have from our experienced team.

We need more foster carers from diverse backgrounds to reflect the looked after children and young people in our city. If you are 21+ and have a spare bedroom, then you can foster with us regardless of your age, gender, faith, ethnicity, sexuality, marital or work status, or whether you rent or own your own home.

The council welcomes all enquiries about fostering. Portsmouth City Council’s foster carers come from all walks of life and they all share the same commitment and motivation to make a positive difference to a child or young person’s life.

This could be a short or long term placement for a child or sibling group until they’re ready to live independently or be reunited with family, support for unaccompanied minors or children with a disabilitysupported lodgings to develop their independent living skills, a parent and baby placement, or respite care.

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

Drop by to learn more about the positive impact you can make to the lives of Portsmouth’s vulnerable children and young people.

To enquire about fostering with Foster Portsmouth, or to arrange a 1:1 with one of our experienced team or existing foster carers, please fill in our contact form below, call 023 9283 4071 or email For alternative events or community dates, please visit our events page.

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