Children's Services

Adoption and fostering

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    Adoption

    Parental responsibility

    Information and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about parental responsibility. Further information about adoption support services for adopted people, birth parents and adoptive families can be found on the Adoption web page

    Download a copy of Parental Responsibility leaflet Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 458kb (September 2008)

     

  • step parents

    Step parents

    If you wish to adopt your partner’s child/children from a previous marriage or relationship so that you become the legal parent of the child/children and share parental responsibility for them, this describes adoption by a step-parent.

    Download a copy of Step parent adoption leaflet Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 106kb (December 2007)

     

  • fostercare

    Fostering

    A guide on fostercare. Further information about fostering can be found on the Fostering web page

    Download a copy of people like you fostercare leaflet (September 2009)

    Download a copy of people like you fostercare poster (September 2009)

     

  • Fostering Information Pack cover

    Fostering in Hampshire

    A guide to fostercare in Hampshire.

    Download a copy of the Fostering Information Pack

     

  • Statement of Purpose front cover

    Statement of Purpose

    This document outlines the services carried out by Hampshire's Fostering team.

    Download a copy of the Statement of Purpose

     

  • fostercare yp

    Being in fostercare

    A guide to being in fostercare aimed at children and young people. Further information about fostering can be found on the Fostering web page

    Younger children version

    Download a copy of Being in fostercare - a guide for younger children Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 268kb

     

  • fostercare older children

    Older children version

    Download a copy of Being in fostercare - a guide for older children Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 393kb

     

  • fostering finances

    Fostering finances

    This publication explains: fostering allowances; skills levels and skills fees; insurance; tax; social security benefits; and pensions.

    Download a copy of Fostering finances Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 265kb

     

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