About us

We look forward to a future where our fostered children and young people have become adults who can be proud of who they are, have forged lives for themselves that they value and have built families of their own which bring them comfort and pride and can attribute those achievements to their experience of Nexus Fostering.

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Who are Nexus Fostering?

Nexus Fostering has been making a difference in the lives of vulnerable children and young people in care since 2002. Our ethos is centred around unrivalled support for our carers, extensive training and fostering excellence.

Our values...

  • Strive for fostering excellence
  • Giving carers exceptional support
  • Enabling life-changing differences for vulnerable young people coming into care.

Our History

Nexus Fostering was established in London in 2002 by a group of colleagues and carers who felt it was possible to offer a professional and personal service to foster carers, children, young people and local authorities. 

Our management and social work teams have extensive experience in children’s social work and family placements, within both the statutory and independent sectors. We work in close partnership with local authorities to identify and meet the needs of their children and provide safe and secure homes for young people.  

Our drive is to support the lives of children and young people looked-after and ensure it is as great today as it was when we first evolved.

Local team always on hand

Since we were established in 2002, we have grown to cover a large area across England. We have managed our growth carefully to make sure that we don't stretch ourselves too thinly so we can continue to provide our foster carers with outstanding levels of support when they really need it.

Why our past stands out

A wealth of experience

Nexus Fostering is a well-established fostering agency that was set up and is run by social workers who are deeply committed to exceptionally high-quality placements, leading to the best possible outcomes for children and young people. This has been recognised by our long-standing local authority customers and by Ofsted with a consecutive Outstanding rating.

We have teams across our region who provide the local training and support to small groups of foster carers so each Nexus Fostering team knows the carers and their families as well as the children in their care.

It is important for us to maintain this community feel amongst our colleagues and foster carers and having the regional offices and teams allows us to do that.

Our Ofsted accreditations

Since 2011, we've been consecutively rated outstanding by Ofsted, with the most recent rating in 2022. You can read our latest report here  

Don't just take our word for it...

We have been fostering with Nexus for nearly 2 years now, we can not praise Nexus enough, the support, training, help & advice or just a shoulder to cry on in times of need is second to none. We have a great team of friendly carers too & we all like to support each other, none of this has changed throughout this pandemic, we are all there for each other more than ever, the staff are on hand 24/7 however big or small your query is, its never too much for them, from top management all the way to admin, we are just one big family. Would recommend this agency to anyone, you won't find better. Lorraine
We cannot recommend them enough! They held our hand at the start making sure that the placements we had were right both for us and the children this has led to a long term placement and the children are still with us to this day. Nexus through the last 9years have offered an extremely high standard of support and training which is the same today as it was at the beginning of our journey in to fostering. Guy

Founder Grace's Story

''Nexus Fostering began as an idea in 2001 having worked with foster carers all my adult life as a social worker. I believed by working together with carers as professional partners, we could provide enhanced and tailored support to enable them to care for the traumatised children and young people who would join their foster families.''

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A message from Kelly, Director...

''I’ve been here since the beginning back in 2002, and it’s been a real pleasure being part of this journey.  Wow, how time flies. Our core values and ethos has stayed the same throughout the years, and we remain just as passionate about offering a professional and personal service to foster cares, children, young people, and local authorities, as we were on day one.

Our team have achieved Ofsted outstanding consistently since 2011, and we’re so grateful to have been given the opportunity to support so many children and young people.  Over the years we’ve helped over 3000 children and young people across England, something the team and I are immensely proud of.

When someone asks me what makes Nexus Fostering unique… that’s easy, it’s our people and our locally based and locally focussed teams who work with passion, professionalism, and empathy to provide best-in-class support to carers, children, and each other. We really are a fostering family like no other. I’m excited to see what we can achieve together in the next 20 years.''

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