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Join our ‘small but mighty’ fostering service

  Join our closeknit fostering community and we’ll support you from initial enquiry to foster family.   By providing our foster carers with the tools and support needed to succeed, at Foster Portsmouth we ensure the children and young people in their care have the chance to thrive and meet their potential. However, due to … Continued

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Race Equality Week imagery of a black woman holding hands in the air with a white woman, both looking at the camera

Marking Race Equality Week 2024

Diversity is welcomed and valued at Foster Portsmouth. Our foster families come in all forms. Just as every child is unique, every foster carer is unique too. However, they all share the same commitment and motivation to make a positive difference to a child’s life.   We marked Race Equality Week (5-11 February) by raising … Continued

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Girl climbing indoor assault course obstacle at Portsmouth Dockyard's Action Stations

‘A Christmas to remember’ for children in our care

A celebratory event for the children in our care and their foster families was held at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard in December. Children aged 5-17 years old took part in fun activities inside Action Stations helping provide them with a ‘Christmas to remember’.   Children who attended may not have had the support network around them … Continued

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Teen girl siblings smiling at the camera cuddled together in bobble hats and blankets in winter scenary

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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Care Leaver Catherine Burland smiles at the camera in front of the big screen in Guildhall Square featuring her picture

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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Part 1: 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 first part of our ‘Myth Busting’ blog.

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Young boy smiling and looking up into the face of a man also smiling

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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Head shot of foster carers Tony & Patsy smiling at the camera side by side in the sunshine

Tony’s story: “I wanted to replicate the experience I had”

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