hampshire and dorset fostering

Fostering in Hampshire and Dorset

Call us on 02380 089689

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

Hampshire and Dorset fostering agency

Established in 2004, our Southampton fostering team provides specialist therapeutic training and support to foster carers across Hampshire and Dorset, so they can make a long-lasting difference to 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 carers 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 carer 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 – between £440 and £580 per week, depending on your level of experience and training.

Meet the Hampshire and Dorset 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

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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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Call us on 02380 089689

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


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