Fresh appeal for more Portsmouth foster carers

A FRESH call has been issued for parents in Portsmouth to consider becoming fostering carers.

Friday, 23rd September 2016, 6:02 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 2:04 pm

The city council is holding its next monthly drop-in session for those who want to find out more on Tuesday October 11, from 7pm to 8.30pm, at the civic offices. There is no need to book, and families can just drop by for a chat with social workers and current foster carers.

You can also see a presentation at 7.15pm which will discuss foster care in more detail.

The fostering service needs more people to provide a caring home, guidance and direction to children of all ages – especially teenagers.

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A spokesman said: ‘You might be just the role model and inspiration they need to help them turn their life around.’

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. For information, call the Fostering Recruitment Team on (023) 9283 4071.