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Fostering in Norfolk

Could you become a foster carer in Norfolk?

Are you based in Norfolk and interested in becoming a foster carer? Look no further, Nexus Fostering is looking for foster carers in the major towns such as Great Yarmouth, King’s Lynn, Swaffham, Fakenham, Diss, Dereham and of course Norwich.

Nexus Fostering is well known in Norfolk for the comprehensive support we provide to our foster carers in the area so they can in turn care for the young people and children they are looking after. We have excellent teams of foster carers in Norfolk who are supported by our team based in our Wymondham and Norwich central offices. In addition, our work has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, so you know you’re in safe hands when it comes to choosing a local fostering agency.

There are lots of young people and children in Norfolk who are in need of a secure home where they can feel safe, and grow. Fostering is highly rewarding and has a positive effect on young people at a crucial time in their development.

Who can foster in Norfolk?

Some people are surprised that they fit the requirements for fostering. Nexus Fostering accepts carers from all walks of life. You could be single, married, divorced or a same-sex couple. You could have not had your own children but may have experience of looking after other people’s children.

Above all you need to enjoy the company of young people and have a commitment to helping them become healthy and happy adults. Practically speaking, you will need:

  • 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 

Supporting foster carers in Norfolk.

We don’t expect you to know everything from the off. As a Nexus Fostering foster carer you are very much part of the team and we offer excellent training and support and well as our standard package which includes:

  • 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

Local training and support is provided and our local team are based in Wymondham.

What To Do Next

If you would like to know more information about fostering a young person in Norfolk, enquire today and help a young person rebuild their lives. If you still need more information please look at our drop in events here.

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About Norfolk

Norfolk is a fantastic place to foster children. There are numerous beautiful beaches and outdoor activities for all of the family to enjoy from gullying on Wells Quay to visiting adventure parks such as Bewilderwood, the Dinosaur Park and Pettits Adventure Park you really are spoiled for choice.

There are various Sea Life Centres, Wildlife Gardens and Banham Zoo on your doorstep. Enrich a young person’s life and make the first step to fostering in Norfolk today.