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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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NHS 75th birthday animation with doctor and patient in a wheelchair with NHS75 logo

Become a champion to our young people too…

With the NHS turning 75 on Wednesday 5 July, we’d like to join the rest of Portsmouth City Council in celebrating the remarkable organisation which provides the residents of our city and the surrounding areas with vital health care, and recognising the dedication of all those who have worked in it over the years since … Continued

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Supported Lodgings carers Maria & Rob smiling at the camera on a sunny day with The Thames and The London Eye behind them

Celebrating three spectacular decades as Supported Lodgings carers

The end of May saw two of our dedicated carers pass the hugely significant and spectacular milestone of 30-years providing Supported Lodgings.   Maria (63) & Rob Cross (64), who live in Fratton, have provided care for over 30 vulnerable young people from Portsmouth over the past three decades. These young people – who have … Continued

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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.

Could you be their hero too?

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 … Continued

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Two women sitting together laughing with a blond baby on one of their laps looking into the camera

Dispelling myths this Pride Month

Foster Portsmouth will be marking Pride Month throughout June and Portsmouth Pride on Saturday 10 June by recognising the efforts of our foster carers from the LGBT+ community and their contribution to the care of vulnerable children and young people in the Portsmouth area, and looking to dispel some of the remaining myths around who … Continued

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