Fostering in Southampton
We're looking for people with a variety of life experience to foster in Southampton
At Blue Sky Fostering, we are actively looking for foster carers in Southampton and the surrounding Hampshire area.
We are based in Swanwick so are perfectly placed to offer support and advice to carers in your area. We have foster carers all over Southampton who will be happy to meet with you in your preferred location.
Can I foster if I'm single?
Yes, your relationship status should not affect your application to foster.
Can I foster if I don't own my own home?
Absolutely, of course you can. We don’t discriminate against anyone living in rented accommodation, whether it is a private let or a council house.
If I'm in a relationship, can I foster?
Of course you can, this will not affect your application to foster. We will assess your application like any other – on your ability to care for and look after a vulnerable young person.
We want to make a big difference to the lives of children and young people in the south of England. We have been active since 2005 and have dedicated ourselves to servicing the areas of southern England where there is traditionally a shortage of foster carers.
We have recently maintained our “Outstanding” Ofsted rating and are a “Tier One” fostering agency in the Southampton area.
We offer a great allowance, benefits and training and really value every single carer we work with. We would be nowhere without the excellent foster carers in our Southampton team.
So, if you’re based in Southampton and think you would like to join our team then call us on 0845 450 3519 or make an enquiry now.
Why choose Blue Sky Fostering?
When you become part of the Blue Sky team you will not only receive a friendly, supportive and professional service. You will also benefit from the following:
- An allowance of up to £588 per week, per child paid on time
- A minimum of 14 days paid holiday (respite) a year
- Training in all aspects of looking after children in care giving you the tools to succeed
- Regular phone calls and visits from your own social worker
- Opportunities to meet with other Blue Sky foster carers Blue Sky events for you, your birth children and your foster child
- Access to a social worker who knows about you and your placement 24 hours a day, every day of the year
- A FULFILLING CAREER WHERE YOU CAN MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE TO YOUNG PEOPLE'S LIVES
“My Supervising Social Worker has always been there to give me support when needed and I cannot fault them in anyway.”
Choosing to become foster carers is a big decision for you and your family and we’re with you every step of the way.Find out more
Our News and Blog
What’s happening at Blue Sky and in the wider world of fostering? Keep up to date with our insightful blogs from real life foster carers and current fostering related stories.Find out more
Our team in Southampton
We have a local team in Southampton delivering local training, support groups and social events. They are there to support you on every step of your journey with Blue Sky Fostering.
Looking to take the next step?Make an Enquiry
Call us today on to find out if fostering is the right career for you: 0845 450 3519 or Enquire Online
(calls to this number cost 2p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge)
If you are not based in Southampton but are interested in fostering, Blue Sky Fostering offer local support to their foster carers across the South. Whether you are fostering in Cheltenham or Eastbourne, we are able to offer stability and assistance, so contact us today to find out more.
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St Mary's Football Stadium
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