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Fostering in Suffolk

Many children and young people need foster carers in Suffolk. Fostering is an incredibly rewarding and enriching experience which gives you the opportunity to make a positive contribution to a young person’s life.

Since Nexus Fostering was founded in 2002, we have worked tirelessly to ensure young people who need a home in Suffolk are placed with well trained and highly supported foster carers.

We need foster carers all over Suffolk and especially in the main towns such as Ipswich, Lowestoft, Stowmarket and Bury St Edmunds.

Are you eligible to foster in Suffolk?

We are always looking for foster carers in Suffolk especially those people who can be open minded about the young people needing to be looked after in the area. To become a foster carer in Suffolk we ask you to match the following criteria:

  • A spare bedroom 
  • Tolerance, determination, optimism, resilience and a good sense of humour
  • Enthusiasm, commitment & stability
  • Prepared to foster from a wide age range
  • Open to receiving advice and guidance from other professionals around you

Why Choose Nexus Fostering?

At Nexus Fostering, we strive to give you all the support you need to be a successful foster carer. We offer comprehensive training and one to one support to ensure we are with you and your foster child every step of the way. We are also rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, so when we say we are by your side, we really are!

As a Nexus Fostering foster carer you will receive as standard:

  • Regular phone calls and visits from your Nexus Fostering social worker
  • An allowance from £357 to £819 
  • 14 days paid respite a year
  • Training in all aspects of looking after a young person in your home
  • Opportunities to meet other Nexus Fostering foster carers 
  • Nexus events for you, your foster child and your own family
  • 24/7 out of hours support line

What to do now?

If you feel you’d like to find out more about this fulfilling role you can enquire online, by phone or by email. Enquire here and make the first step towards doing something extraordinary.

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Even if you live at a distance from one of our offices please be reassured that our support services are delivered in a flexible and local way through our local activities and meetings. Your nearest Nexus Fostering office is in Norfolk.

Be sure to look at our events at the Norwich office if you want more information.

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About Suffolk

Parts of Suffolk enjoy the honour of being classed as area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With bustling market towns and beautiful coastal areas such as Aldeburgh, Lowestoft and Southwold there is always plenty to do to keep a foster family occupied.

If you are into the Arts scene, the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts in Stowmarket and DanceEast in Ipswich could be just for you. For the more active there are outdoor activity centres aplenty from the Oasis Camel Centre to Go Ape – the choice is wide and the choice is yours!