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We urgently need more foster carers from Southampton and the surrounding Hampshire areas.

Enquire about fostering form 

Fostering events

Friday 6 March at Sainsbury's in Portswood SO17 2LB - 10am to 4:30pm
Thursday 19 March at Sainsbury's in Shirley SO15 5LL - 9:30am to 4:30pm
Mother’s Day, Sunday 15 March, information table at Haskins Garden Centre Mansbridge Road, West End, Southampton SO18 3HW - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Friday 20 March, information table at the careers fair, Jurys Inn, Charlotte Place, Southampton, SO14 0TB - 10am to 4:00pm  

Young people in care come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Ranging from new-born babies to teenagers, they all have different reasons for being in care.

Our foster carers offer a warm, caring and firm foundation, enabling children and young people to move into the future with confidence.

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We use the word 'carer' because fostering involves more than being a substitute parent. The main difference is that many fostered young people will return to live with their own parents.

Our careful matching service means that we will consult you before we make a placement and we never encourage you to look after a young person if it does not meet your circumstances.

As a foster carer, you will also work as part of a professional team. This team includes social workers, doctors, teachers and therapists, as well as the birth family.

If you are interested in finding out more please see our start fostering page.

Once we receive your enquire about fostering form we will call you to arrange an initial screening visit in your own home.

fostering.services@southampton.gov.uk
0800 5 19 18 18