Call us on 02380 089689

ISP, Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst, Southampton, SO40 7AA

Thinking of fostering in Southampton?

Established in 2004, our Southampton fostering team provides specialist therapeutic training and support to foster parents across Hampshire and Dorset, so they can make a long-lasting difference to the lives of young people in foster care.

Situated in the heart of the New Forest on 14 acres of private grounds, the centre offers a tranquil setting for staff, foster parents and children to connect in a safe, therapeutic, family environment and is ideal for regular training and support groups, 1:1 supervision, therapy, birth family contact, family events and more.

We have a close-knit community of foster parents, who offer invaluable support and guidance to those just starting their fostering career, as well as a dedicated professional team of social workers, therapists, educational experts and fostering advisors too. Alongside group reflective sessions and ongoing training at the centre, we also host regular foster parent lunches to provide our families with a vital opportunity to share experiences, learn from others and build up their support network.

At ISP, we’ve been working with children and young people with complex needs for over 30 years and have developed an all-encompassing range of services and expertise to help foster parents support these children and make extraordinary progress in care.

When you join our team, you’ll benefit from wrap-around support from a dedicated team of professionals, regular supervision, a 24/7 helpline with a social worker and a generous fostering allowance – up to £612 per week, per child, depending on your experience and training.

Give us a call

Office Number: 02380 089689

Enquiry Team: 0800 0857 989

Out of hours support line available to our foster parents 27/4. 


ISP, Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst, Southampton, SO40 7AA

Office opening hours

Monday: 9am-5pm
Tuesday: 9am-5pm
Wednesday: 9am-5pm
Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday: 9am-5pm

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Want to learn more about fostering with ISP?

Come along to our next online information event!

Meet the Southampton team

You’ll benefit from a dedicated team of professionals to help you support the young person in your care. This includes your very own social worker and also a fostering advisor, who’s been a foster parent in the past or still fostering.

We’ve had a huge amount of support from ISP Sussex, from training and support to regular visits.

Abi and Adrian, ISP Foster Parents

Speak to our team today

Whether you're looking for more information or you're ready to apply, we're here to help you on your journey.

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