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what we can offer you

support for when you need us most
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Fostering is ultimately rewarding but can be a challenge that you cannot do on your own. You’ll need a reliable support network of friends and family, as well as the comprehensive and ongoing support that we provide.

In any role there is always more to learn, so your training starts from day one of the assessment process when you will be invited to a Skills to Foster course. This is a general overview of fostering and will help you understand more about what Foster Carers do and understanding the needs of looked after children. You’ll also benefit from further training and regular workshops to keep your knowledge up-to-date throughout your career as a Foster Carer.

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24-hour support

Our support is second-to-none! We pride ourselves on offering 24/7 support, 365 days a year.

When you foster with Nexus, you’ll benefit from our out of hours service giving you access to a Social Worker who knows about you and your placement, 24/7. You’ll also be supported through phone calls and visits from your own dedicated Social Worker, outreach worker support and access to experienced local staff.

If you need more support, especially at the beginning of a new placement, our Supervising Social Workers and Social Work Assistants are always on hand to help.

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training

To become a carer with Nexus Fostering, you need no specific qualifications, but you’ll need the enthusiasm to attend relevant training courses and support groups.

Even once you start fostering your learning doesn’t stop. The training programme becomes more personalised and tailored to reflect the needs of the children you are looking after.

We’re keen to help you develop your skills, so if our Foster Carers find a course they are interested in and there are enough carers to take part in the training, we’ll organise it!

There have been lots of training days to attend. Also, carer support groups have been helpful. Our link worker is a valuable source of information and is always on hand for help and support. It is nice to have 24-hour support if you need it from the duty worker.

Tina & Richard

Nexus Foster Carers

ready to talk about fostering?

Fill in the form below and we’ll be in touch to give you more information on fostering.
You’ll be able to ask any questions you have in an open and friendly chat!

We look forward to hearing from you!

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