Fostering in Hampshire

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Have you ever thought about a rewarding career as a foster carer? Would you like to make a difference in someone’s life? Is this the moment you decide to take the first step?

We at Simply Fostering provide the only qualified, independent support information and free agency matching service to people interested in foster caring in the UK.

We have been helping to reduce the confusion and stress by matching people’s skills and experience with the right fostering agencies since 2005 and have helped over a thousand potential foster carers to start their fostering career.

Check out our website and find comprehensive information about foster care which we hope can answer all your questions.

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One of our social work experts will match you and your situation with the most suitable fostering agencies in Hampshire, on our UK Independent Agency Database.

Different types of fostering. Allowance, babies, children, teens, agency advice?

Just like people, Fostering Agencies are not all the same. They have different support, allowances, quality of training, and access to respite care and support groups.

Not all agencies foster babies, some prefer to look after teenagers, some agencies expect you to be at home full time, others are happy if you have another job. Although agencies have similar expectations, it’s important that you have a clear understanding from the start.

To be a foster carer you will need to have:

• The time and energy to invest in a child or young person
• A bedroom for the exclusive use of the foster child
• Couples will need to arrange their working hours so that one carer can be available full time
• Single carers will need to be at home full-time or have flexible employment
• A full UK driving licence or have excellent transport links

Be a foster carer – Find the right agency, support, allowances.

To find out more and to take the next step towards a career as a foster carer, use our no obligation, free agency matching service by completing our fostering eligibility quiz, and get fostering right the first time!

Fostering Statistics: South East

Total Children in Care, SE 2020
Foster Care Placements, SE 2020

The following statistics are from the total number of children in care in the South West and not exclusively those in Foster Care.

Children with disability : 420
4%
Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers : 1040
10%
Popular Placement Types: Vary in this area.

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Did you Know - Hampshire?

The 2011 Census recorded that the population of Hampshire is 1.32 million and has increased by 6.3% since 2001. Including Portsmouth and Southampton the population is 1.76 million and Hampshire is the third most populated county in England. Hampshire gave the world the ‘greatest thing that God ever created on earth’, in Harold Pinter’s words: the noble game of cricket.

Gabardine waterproof clothing was invented by a Thomas Burberry from Basingstoke and the first known dry dock in history was built at Portsmouth in 1495 during the reign of Henry VII .

Southampton is home to the longest surviving stretch of medieval walls in England and in July 2007, there was a survey which described Southampton one of the best places to live in the UK for single people aged 18 to 30.

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