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Fostering in Essex

Are you based in Essex and want to make a real and lasting difference to the life of a vulnerable child or young person? If so, we need you.

We are always looking for foster carers in the area who can provide stability, understanding and a listening ear.

The benefits of fostering

Making the decision to foster a child means that you are taking on a role that is challenging but ultimately rewarding and fulfilling. Children are often fostered at what is a crucial time in their development physically and emotionally. You could be the foster carer who provides the love and security they need they need in order to grow, develop and reach their full potential. It’s one of the most enriching things you can do for another person.

Of course, we don’t except you to simply jump in and foster a child as if you have been doing it for years; we’re well known for the excellent training and ongoing support we provide to all of our foster carers and you will always be looked after at every stage of your journey with us. If you want to talk to us face to face about fostering then come to one of our drop in events at our Essex office.

As a Nexus Fostering foster carer you will receive as standard:

  • Regular phone calls and visits from your Nexus Fostering social worker
  • An allowance from £357 to £819 
  • 14 days paid respite a year
  • Training in all aspects of looking after a young person in your home
  • Opportunities to meet other Nexus Fostering foster carers 
  • Nexus events for you, your foster child and your own family
  • 24/7 out of hours support line

Do you have the skills to foster?

If you match the following criteria fostering could be just right for you and your family:

  • A spare bedroom 
  • Tolerance, determination, optimism, resilience and a good sense of humour 
  • Enthusiasm, commitment & stability 
  • Prepared to foster from a wide age range 
  • Open to receiving advice and guidance from other professionals around you 

We’d love you to join our team in Essex so get in touch!

What to do now?

If you feel you’d like to find out more about this fulfilling role you can enquire online, by phone or by email. Enquire here and make the first step towards doing something extraordinary.

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Even if you live at a distance from one of our offices please be reassured that our support services are delivered in a flexible and local way through our local activities and meetings. Your nearest Nexus Fostering office is in Hornchurch. 

Nexus Fostering Hornchurch

About Essex

Essex is home to gently rolling landscapes and picturesque towns and villages which have inspired well-known artists and gardeners throughout time. The parks and nature reserves are complemented nicely by the 350 mile expanse of coastline which have been long time holiday destinations for family from far and wide.

Along the coastline there are naval forts, waterside towns, family amusements and plenty of delicious local seafood.

Some of the must-see attractions include: Audley End House, Colchester Castle, Barleylands and Naze Tower.