Learn about fostering and get in touch 

Portsmouth City Council needs more foster carers to provide homes for Portsmouth children from babies through to teenagers. Foster carers do an amazing job in helping children and young people reach their full potential, and you could do it too. We have a particular need for more foster carers for teenagers, and respite carers for children with complex needs.

You may be who we are looking for if some of the following applies to you: 

  • Do you have a spare room?
  • Are you over 18?
  • Do you have child care experience?
  • Do you have experience of working with young people?
  • Do you have the time and energy to invest in a child or young person? 
  • Do you live in Portsmouth or the surrounding area?
  • Do you have professional, voluntary or personal experience of caring for people with disabilities?

Talk to us today. Call 023 9283 4071, e-mail us at fostering@portsmouthcc.gov.uk or fill out our online enquiry form.  

There is lots more information about fostering on the Foster Portsmouth website.