Major Fostering Event

Free Entry Event: Emirates Spinnaker Tower, Tuesday 22 May, 7.30pm - 9.30pm (Fostering & Adoption)
 
Could you transform lives as a foster carer or adoptive parent? Anyone who has been thinking about fostering or adoption can enjoy free entry to the Emirates Spinnaker Tower on Tuesday 22 May, 7.30pm–9.30pm, and have a chat with current foster carers, adoptive parents and social workers.
 
Foster carers get fantastic satisfaction from making a real difference in the life of a vulnerable child or young person. Plus, they receive top-quality support, training and around £165-£550 a week per child in their care (some of which goes towards food, clothes, toys, savings etc for the child).
 
Carers come from all walks of life, regardless of ethnicity or sexuality. While a spare bedroom is crucial, it doesn't matter whether you own or rent your home. Some people foster as a career, whilst some combine fostering with other employment.
 
If you don't feel you can foster full or part-time (e.g. on a respite basis), then our Lodgings Plus scheme could be for you. You could provide a spare room and around 10 hours of support per week to a vulnerable 16 to 24 year-old, helping them with things like learning to cook, applying for jobs, college or university and moving on to live independently. Lodgings Plus providers receive over £750 for each young person in their care (if providing daily meals).
 
Take a look at some film clips from our foster carers, and a young person in care, at foster.portsmouth.gov.uk/what-is-fostering/film-clips.aspx.
 
If you're considering adoption, we are pleased to say that the Portsmouth Adoption Service will also be at the event to share their experiences and answer your questions.
 
For more info on fostering or adoption in general:
• foster.portsmouth.gov.uk
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• 023 9283 4071
or
• adoption.portsmouth.gov.uk
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• 023 9287 5294

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