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Care Day 2022: “It takes a village to raise a child”

There is no better time to take the next step in your fostering journey than National Care Day this Friday, 18 February 2022.   Care Day, which carries the theme this year of ‘It takes a village to raise a child’, is a global celebration of the successes and achievements of children and young people … Continued

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Celebration of our LGBT+ foster carers

Foster Portsmouth will be marking LGBT+ History Month throughout February and LGBT+ Adoption & Fostering Week from 7 March 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.   We’re taking the opportunity this year to … Continued

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Supported Lodgings set them up for success

If you’re over 21, have a spare bedroom and can support a young person aged 18-24 as they leave care and learn independent living skills, you could be a Supported Lodgings carer.   Tamara and Menno Groen have provided Supported Lodgings for vulnerable young people in the Portsmouth area for four years. Tamara’s advice to anyone considering … Continued

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First anniversary of pioneering fostering programme

As the south coast pioneers of the Mockingbird Programme, Foster Portsmouth are proud to be celebrating the first anniversary of the launch of their first ‘constellation’ this January.   42 children and young people in foster care in Portsmouth and the surrounding area benefit from the Mockingbird Programme, an award-winning and sustainable foster care model … Continued

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Marking February’s Race Equality Week

Foster Portsmouth are marking Race Equality Week between 7-13 February by celebrating the vital contribution of our foster carers from the black, Asian and minority ethnic community.   Race Equality Week is an annual UK-wide movement uniting thousands of organisations and individuals to address the barriers to race equality.   Our foster carers come from … Continued

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Aspire to make a difference in 2022?

Do you aspire to make a difference in 2022? Would you like to change the lives of vulnerable children or young people?   We have various opportunities within foster care if you chose to join the army of highly dedicated people providing loving homes for vulnerable children and young people, and we offer our carers … Continued

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New Year, New You!

To tackle the shortage currently being experienced nationally, Portsmouth City Council need to recruit additional foster carers to join our dedicated team in providing loving homes for the vulnerable children and young people in Portsmouth and the surrounding areas.   The council’s first drop-in foster carer recruitment event of 2022 will take place on Saturday … Continued

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“The atmosphere was something else!”

A team of 12 supporters, foster carers and one fostered young person took part on the Great South Run in October to help raise awareness of the need for more foster carers.   Clare Maker, one of our dedicated foster carers, reported: “What an experience! I doubted my ability to finish, but at the six … Continued

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Transform children’s lives

Portsmouth City Council’s foster carers will once again be ready to discuss both the rewards and the challenges with anyone considering fostering in Portsmouth and the surrounding areas at our virtual event from 7pm on Tuesday, 16 November.   Cllr Suzy Horton, Deputy Group Leader and Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Education at Portsmouth … Continued

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The vital role of the children of foster carers

We’re recognising and celebrating the vital role the children of foster carers play in changing the lives of vulnerable children throughout this October’s Sons and Daughters Month.   Fostering naturally impacts their lives and can be challenging at times. They have to share their belongings and parents’ time, and cope with occasional challenging behaviour.   … Continued

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