Start your fostering journey with us today.

We have been making a difference in the lives of vulnerable children and young people in foster care throughout England since 2002. 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.

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What is fostering?

When a child is placed in foster care, it means that they have been removed from their home due to family illness, abuse, neglect, or other circumstances that make it unsafe for them to remain. Whatever the reason, the child will need the care of a nurturing adult, a foster carer, and a safe place to call home. 

As more vulnerable children come into care each year, foster carers from all walks of life are needed to make a lasting difference. Whether you’re an individual, couple or family, you’ll be surprised how everyday life skills and experiences equip you with transferable skills!

Getting in touch to find out more is easy... 

Just fill out the short form below and our friendly fostering advisor will give you a call. She will be able to answer any questions you have and will find out if fostering is right for you now or in the future. Alternatively, you can book a call back at a time that suits you by using the "book your fostering adviser call back" button.

We need this so we can pass your enquiry on to your local team.

Schedule a session with a friendly fostering adviser

Select a date and time using the calendar below and your fostering adviser will call you back for an initial discussion with you about fostering and answer any questions you may have.

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Common questions on fostering

To become a carer with Nexus Fostering, you need no specific qualifications, but you’ll need to attend relevant training courses and support groups to help you on your fostering journey.

The comprehensive training and support we provide are second to none. We pride ourselves on offering 24/7 support, 365 days a year. Find out more here.

Foster carers not only provide daily care for children and young people, but also attend meetings, prepare reports, and collaborate with other professionals involved in the child's well-being. They are responsible for the education and physical and mental health needs of the children, and work closely with their families to facilitate contact and reunification. Attending training sessions is crucial to keep up-to-date with fostering practices and acquire the skills necessary to care for the children.

The rewards that come exclusively with fostering are priceless, but we understand it’s important that foster carers are recompensated with financial benefits too. 

The fostering allowance covers the costs of looking after a child, including household expenses, food, clothing, pocket money etc. The allowance is also there to reimburse you for your time and care and to reward you for providing a loving, stable and nurturing home for a child.

The amount of the fostering allowance is determined by a variety of circumstances. Such as the age and the specific needs of the children you care for, the type of fostering and your skills and experience. As you acquire knowledge, skills and confidence as a carer, you may decide to provide therapeutic care for a child or young person. This will require further development and support towards the child and therefore increases your fostering allowance. Visit our allowance calculator to find out more.

Nexus Fostering is a fostering agency like no other. Rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted since 2011, 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 are a fostering family striving to deliver excellent care to children and young people all over England. We offer carers...

  • Dedicated local social work team and support workers, available 24/7, 365 days a year to ensure the support never stops

  • Foster carer support groups

  • Competitive allowance

  • Access to our Head of Education who supports you, our children and young people

  • Family social events

  • A mentor scheme to support you during your assessment and your first year of fostering

  • Cost of living support and access to exclusive rewards platform with 1000's high street discounts.