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Q & A - Nexus 360 with Jo

Published on: 2018-06-19 10:00:00

 

What is your name and how long have you been fostering?

My name is Jo. I was approved in August 2017 and had my first placement December 2017.

What did you do before you became a foster carer?

Internal Account Manager in the IT industry, plus private tutoring.

How long have you been involved in Nexus 360?

Since April 2018.

What do you think Nexus 360 can do for a young person?

I think the provision of outreach support work enables the young person to have some neutral “me” time and provides a break for the carer.

Therapy is also provided which is vital, and the whole plan seems very child focused. Everyone in the team cares and holds the child’s best interest at heart.

How have you been supported as a Nexus 360 foster carer?

I have regular therapeutic sessions, which assist me with parenting skills and strategies.

My supporting social worker contacts me daily. I have attended a meeting with all key personnel which helped provide a great understanding of the overall plan.

Have you had any specialist training?

I am attending attachment training next week. We have discussed more specialist training but this will come in the future.

What would you say to someone considering becoming a foster carer to help young people, including those on the Nexus 360 programme?

It’s a very challenging job but also greatly rewarding! Nexus Fostering are really supportive, always happy to listen.

Fostering will totally change your outlook - it has for me in that I find looking after a young person changes your own mindset in terms of life goals.

Nexus 360 foster carers are helping young people to live in a stable family home. If you would like to learn more, or have thought about becoming a foster carer, call our team today for a no obligation conversation to find out if it is for you on 0800 389 0143

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