Foster Care Fortnight: Portsmouth charity Fair Ways leads call for more foster carers

Portsmouth-based fostering charity, Fair Ways, is calling for more foster carers during Foster Care Fortnight.

As the fostering community comes together across the UK to celebrate Foster Care Fortnight and highlight the special moments fostering enables, local charity Fair Ways is leading the call for more foster carers to come forward to look after local children.

Why should I become a foster carer?

Fostering is one of the most rewarding careers you can choose, it not only makes a positive difference to the children you look after, but also enriches your life in ways you never imagined.

If you believe that all children deserve a safe and loving home and would like the chance to give some of society’s most vulnerable children a second chance and a brighter future, then we believe fostering is for you.

Who should I foster with?

This is one of the most important questions to consider when starting your fostering journey. Fair Ways is your answer.

Fair Ways fostering is one of the few agencies in the region rated outstanding by Ofsted, the highest rating possible. 

The charity is recognised for the high levels of support it offers to its foster carers and the young people in its care.

Much of this support comes from Fair Ways’  experienced and knowledgeable team who accompany carers every step of the way, guiding and advising whenever they are needed.

Fair Ways also offer therapeutic support from its Hub service, which consists of a team of clinical practitioners who can offer care to young people and carers. 

A spokesperson said: “We believe our carers deserve the best training and development opportunities during their career.

“We provide a range of in-person and online training including a new accredited trauma informed training course called Riise which has received amazing reviews from our staff and foster carers.

“Fair Ways understand and put high value on the role foster carers play in providing safe and loving homes for children, so will always treat our carers as professionals and listen to their opinions and ideas.

“As highly skilled professionals our carers are paid a competitive allowance with the earning potential of £715 a week per child in their care.

“Finally, as Fair Ways Fostering is a charity agency, rest assured you will be looked after by a team who strive to do what's best for you and the young people in your care.”

Interested in finding out more? Here’s how

If you want to know more about Fair Ways Fostering, a good place to start is the website at

If you have any questions and would like to speak to someone from the team, Fair Ways’ Fostering Recruitment Manager Paula would love to hear from you.

You can also request more information by emailing [email protected] or messaging on 07837650468 or on via the charity’s social media platforms.