16 May 2017

  16 May 2017, 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Free Entry To Emirates Spinnaker Tower

Been thinking about fostering? Foster care transforms lives... so come along to the drop-in session at the Emirates Spinnaker Tower on Tuesday 16 May, 7pm - 9pm. Entry is completely free, there is no need to book, so simply drop by on the evening to the council's popular annual and main fostering event, which takes places during national initiative Foster Care Fortnight (#FCF17). The team, along with our current foster carers, will be fully available on the evening to answer any questions you may have about becoming a foster carer.

You can foster regardless of your employment status, ethnicity, sexuality, or whether you rent or own your own home (spare room required).

There are numerous fostering opportunities available, from a stay at home full-time foster carer for a young child, to fostering a young person whilst continuing to work full or part-time. We have a particular need to recruit foster carers for teenagers and children with complex needs - foster care transforms the lives of vulnerable children and young people, is highly rewarding, and provides the chance for carers to be the role model and stability they need.

Another option if you do not feel fostering is right for you is providing a room and around 10 hours a week support to one Portsmouth's vulnerable 16-24 year olds through the "Lodgings Plus" scheme.

All Portsmouth carers are given excellent support, training, competitive allowances and fees for each fostering option.

We are especially keen to hear from people with any childcare experience or experience of working with young people, whether personal, professional or voluntary.

For more information on fostering in general:

Visit: www.foster.portsmouth.gov.uk
email: fostering@portsmouthcc.gov.uk;
or tel: 023 92 83 4071 for a chat to one of the team.