Foster support in the workplace

We encourage local employers to show their support for foster carers. It is the employer’s discretion whether to grant foster carers short periods of unpaid leave or additional paid leave to enable them to attend training, assessment, meetings, or to settle a child into their home. Hampshire County Council support employers in the development or revision of your current policies and we would be more than happy to deliver presentations or information sessions to your business to further involve staff in becoming foster carers. To learn more please email fostering@hants.gov.uk.