Foster Care Recruitment Event

Foster Portsmouth will be marking Foster Care Fortnight (9-22 May) with its spring drop-in foster carer recruitment event on Wednesday 18 May at The Spinnaker Tower in Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth from 7.30-9.30pm.

The event will fall during Foster Care Fortnight, the annual national campaign founded in 1997 by the UK’s leading fostering charity The Fostering Network to raise awareness of the transformational power of fostering, celebrate the fostering community, support fostering services – including Foster Portsmouth – and showcase the commitment, passion and dedication of foster carers.

It will provide an opportunity for people living in Portsmouth and the surrounding areas who wish to find out more about fostering to talk directly to existing foster carers and to hear first-hand about the rewards fostering can bring.

We need more foster carers from diverse backgrounds to reflect the looked after children and young people in our city. If you are 18+ and have a spare bedroom, then you can foster with us regardless of your age, gender, faith, ethnicity, sexuality, marital or work status, or whether you rent or own your own home.

The council welcomes all enquiries about fostering. Portsmouth City Council’s foster carers come from all walks of life and they all share the same commitment and motivation to make a positive difference to a child’s life.

This could be a short or long term placement until they’re ready to live independently or be reunited with family, support for unaccompanied minors or children with a disabilitysupported lodgings to develop their independent living skills, a parent and baby placement, or respite care.

Foster carers receive excellent, local training and 24/7 support, including through our pioneering Mockingbird Programme support network and mentoring scheme, and competitive fees and allowances.

Join us to learn more about the positive impact you can make to the lives of Portsmouth’s vulnerable children and young people.

There’s no need to book, simply drop-in* between 7.30-9.30pm.

To enquire now about fostering with Foster Portsmouth, or to arrange a 1:1 with one of our experienced team or existing foster carers, please fill in our contact form below, call 023 9283 4071 or email

*Entry to the tower for the event is free of charge.

Event Information

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 19:30 to 21:00
Portsmouth City Council
The Spinnaker Tower
Gunwharf Quays
PO1 3TT Portsmouth , HAM