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Fostering in Wiltshire

If you’re new to foster care then you have come to the right place. At Nexus Fostering, we can guide you through the process, explaining everything is terms you can understand. You may not be ready to start fostering yet but just want more information or you might have all the information you need and want to get started on your assessment; either way Nexus Fostering can help. Firstly, you need to decide whether you are eligible to foster. You may be asking yourself the following questions:

Can I foster if…

Answer

I don’t have a spare bedroom?

No, you must provide your foster child with their own room

I am not available to care for my foster child 24/7?

No, you must always be available to care for your foster child

I am aged over 65?

Yes, we accept foster carers of all ages

I have pets?

Yes

I have a criminal record?

This depends on the nature of your criminal record. Please contact us and we will be happy to clarify for you.

I am single?

Yes

I am married?

Yes

I am in a same sex relationship?

Yes

I do not own my home?

Yes

I follow a religion?

Yes

I cannot drive?

This depends on where you live. Please contact us and we will be happy to clarify for you.

If you feel that you are eligible to provide foster care, please feel free to contact us for more information. You can also learn more throughout our website by visiting our Q&A page or reading one of our case studies to find out what life as a foster carer is like. 

Are you an experienced carer?

You might already be an experienced foster carer looking to transfer to Nexus Fostering. We are here to help make the transition as simple and easy as possible for you. Whether you are looking for a better service, enhanced support or just a fresh start, Nexus Fostering are more than happy to help. We ensure that the welfare, safety and emotional wellbeing of the foster child comes first so we do everything we can to make our transfers a smooth process. We are able to allow you the same level of payment, expenses and services as your previous agency to ensure there is no disruption to your current lifestyle. For more information on transferring to Nexus, you can either contact us or take a look at our Transfer To Nexus page. You can also take a look at one of our transfer case studies. 

So what should you expect from a career in fostering?

A career in fostering offers you a richer and more rewarding life. It offers you the opportunity to share a range of ‘firsts’ with your foster child; your first Christmas together, your first birthday with them, their first holiday or their first time discovering a hobby they truly love. These moments and memories will last you a lifetime. A career in fostering will challenge you at times. Some of our children and young people in care have had difficult lives and this can sometimes result in difficult behaviour. Overcoming these challenges and showing your foster child a better life will be one of your proudest achievements. 

At Nexus Fostering, we offer you in depth training and support throughout your career. We are always keen to help you develop your skills and become a better carer. We offer 24/7 support, a generous fostering allowance and paid respite holiday every year. The benefits of becoming a foster carer with Nexus Fostering are highlighted below:

 

 

What To Do Next

 

If you want to find out more about becoming a foster carer, please do get in touch with us today. We are always on hand to give support, guidance and advice that you can rely on. Our team have been in the fostering industry for many years and have a wealth of knowledge that they are eager to share with you!

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