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

Enquire about fostering form 

Fostering information tables

Come and meet staff members and foster carers at our next fostering information events. Have your questions answered and take away an information pack.     

  • Saturday 11 July, 12pm to 5pm, Mela Festival, Hoglands Park SO14 1NH
  • Wednesday 15 July, 10:30am to 2pm, Family Fun Day, Riverside Park SO18 1P
  • Friday 17 July, 9:30am to 4:30pm, Tesco, Millbrook SO16 4QE
  • Friday 24 July, 10am to 2pm, Playday in the Park, Hoglands Park SO14 1NH

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

 

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