What is fostering

Fostering is when a child is cared for by someone who is not their parent or guardian. Becoming a foster carer offers you the opportunity to make a real difference in someone’s life.

There are different types of foster care including short-term, long-term, respite care, specialist respite care and parent and child. Together we can help you decide what suits you best.


Be there to listen to them and provide for them as best as possible
Fostered young person, aged 16
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Start your fostering journey

Hampshire County Council is looking for people who live in the county or surrounding areas. We are particularly looking for homes for older children, teenagers, siblings and children with disabilities or special needs.

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