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Holiday Inn Express (Portsmouth North)
Eastern Road, Farlington,
Portsmouth, PO6 1UN

Foster Carer Recruitment

We’re holding our first in-person foster carer recruitment event since the lifting of restrictions for people living in Portsmouth and the surrounding areas who wish to find out more about becoming a foster carer.

Held on Saturday 25 September from 10am-1pm at Portsmouth’s Holiday Inn Express, Farlington, the event will provide an opportunity to talk directly to existing foster carers and to hear first-hand about the rewards fostering can bring.

We need more foster carers from diverse backgrounds to reflect the looked after children and young people in our city. If you are 18+ 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.

Rowshonara Reza, one of Foster Portsmouth’s remarkable foster carers, advises those thinking of fostering:

“Talk to the carers and professionals at one of Foster Portsmouth’s events. Any fears you have can be addressed and your questions answered, and they can explain about what’s involved and how much support you’ll receive.”

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’s life. This could be a short or long term placement until they’re ready to live independently or be reunited with family, support for unaccompanied minors or children with a disability, supported 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 support network Mockingbird Family Model and mentoring scheme, and competitive fees and allowances.

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

There’s no need to book, simply drop-in between 10am-1pm.

Free parking and refreshments available.

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