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Help children with additional needs thrive

Around seven out of 10 looked after children have special educational needs (SEN) compared with almost two in 10 of all children.   We need more foster carers for children with complex needs in the Portsmouth area so that children and young people with additional needs can be appropriately matched, they can thrive in a … Continued

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Day in the life of a Portsmouth foster carer: Michael’s story

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Day in the life of a Portsmouth foster carer: Rachel’s story

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Day in the life of a Portsmouth foster carer: Nina and Keith’s story

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Supporting unaccompanied children seeking refuge in Portsmouth

Launched in 1998, Refugee Week (which was marked between 19-25 June) raises awareness of the reasons why people seek refuge and provides an opportunity to celebrate community, mutual care and the human ability to start again.   Many people seek sanctuary in Portsmouth due to instability in their home countries including unaccompanied children seeking asylum … Continued

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Spotlight falls on the search for new foster carers

Foster Portsmouth is once again marking Foster Care Fortnight (15-28 May) by lighting up iconic city buildings and flying their flag outside Portsmouth City Council’s Civic Offices.   The council’s fostering service will also be holding its spring drop-in foster carer recruitment event on Saturday 20 May at the Holiday Inn Express – Portsmouth North at Farlington … Continued

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Recognising vital work of foster carers this Carers Week

Join us this Carers Week 5-11 June 2023 to recognise and raise awareness of the vital work of our foster carers and the continuing need to recruit more in the Portsmouth area.   Our foster carers are dedicated and inspiring individuals and couples who believe in making a difference to the lives of vulnerable children … Continued

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Keeping siblings together

Many of us have childhood memories of special occasions spent with siblings. The team at Foster Portsmouth believes that siblings should be kept together where possible, so they can still have those experiences whilst in foster care. However, we need more foster carers with room in their home and their hearts to make it possible. … Continued

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“Fostering has drawn us closer together…”

  We recently asked two more of our dedicated foster carers to share their experiences with us.   Rachel (39), a Pastoral Lead in Education Provision, and James (40), owner of a construction company, have been fostering with Portsmouth City Council for the past two and half years. Their young person arrived aged 15 and … Continued

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John Lewis Christmas advert shines a festive light on the dedication of foster carers

The launch of John Lewis’s Christmas advert for 2022 successfully highlights the excellent work and caring nature of the nation’s foster carers.   The advert, entitled ‘The Beginner‘, is a truly distinctive Christmas message about caring for others, and emphasizes the amazing work foster carers do every day to ensure children and young people in … Continued

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