A new support network for foster carers
We are in the process of implementing the Mockingbird Family Model of foster care in Portsmouth, with the aim to better support foster carers and young people in care. We are proud to be collaborating with The Fostering Network on this new project and launched our first Mockingbird constellation in January 2021. Additional hub carers and satellite carers are in the process of being recruited.
The Mockingbird Family Model has significant benefits to all involved and aims to normalise foster care. Based on the idea of an extended family, the model has the potential to improve placement stability, safety and permanency for children and young people, whilst also improving the support that is available for foster carers.