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Being part of the team

When a child is looked after, they are taken into the care of their local authority who is responsible for making sure that the child receives the care that is appropriate. As part of the local authority Portsmouth Fostering Service works closely with the child’s social worker to place the child with the best match foster family for the child’s needs.

Portsmouth foster carers are busy people whose services are used frequently so there are few gaps between any placements unless the foster carer chooses to take a break. Portsmouth foster carers are respected as part of the local authority ‘team around the child’ and play a vital role in making the right decisions for a child, right from the start of planning for the child’s future.

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