Why choose to foster with Nexus Fostering

We care for carers, we care for children, and we have continuously been rated Outstanding by Ofsted.

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Nexus Fostering is a fostering agency like no other. We believe all children and young people deserve a chance to live in a family setting, and we are proud that our foster carers and young people will always be our top priority.

We have a history of maintaining the highest standards required of independent fostering agencies and are regularly evaluated by Ofsted. In all our practice areas, we have continuously received the rating "outstanding" from Ofsted since 2011.

We’ve been making a positive difference in the lives of children and young people in care throughout England since 2002, and remain social worker-led.

Benefits when choosing Nexus Fostering

We are a fostering family striving to deliver excellent care to children and young people all over England. We offer carers...

24/7 unrivalled support, 365 days a year to ensure our support never stops

Extensive initial training and ongoing comprehensive training

Competitive fostering allowance

14 day respite

Full range of fostering placements with a dedicated placement team supporting you

Careful and considered matching process, that leads to successful outcomes

Access to our Head of Education who supports you, children and young people with educational matters

Family social events

Support groups and activities for the whole family

Therapeutic lead and clinician in each office.

Read foster carers Mel and Colin's story...

Mel and Colin have been fostering with us for 10 years. Mel says "Nexus has been like a family to us for the last ten years. We have loved getting to know other carers, social workers, and family support workers. The agency's growth has been wonderful, with training and resources brilliant. The support we have received from Nexus is outstanding."

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Role of a Foster Carer
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Common Questions

Once approved as a foster carer, you will be allocated a supervising social worker. They will visit you once a fortnight to discuss your foster child’s progress. In addition to this, members of our team are available for you to speak with at any time, day or night, 365 days a year. There are also regular local foster carer support meetings; a chance for you to meet up with our other foster carers in your area 

There are lots! Once approved as a foster carer, there are many opportunities to learn more about keeping children safe, managing behaviour, developing self-esteem in children, first aid, and many, many, more! 

We have a number of offices across England; London, Essex, Norfolk, Bedfordshire, Birmingham, Cambridgeshire, Shropshire, and Worcestershire and cover the surroundings areas of these. View all of our  locations.

You will have an initial phone call with one of our team for advice and information. If and when you are ready you will have a dedicated assessor who will visit and support you throughout the process. Various checks including the referee, medical and a DBS will be completed and you are required to attend a ‘Skills to Foster’ training course. The assessment process normally takes between 4-6 months.

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