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More foster carers needed in the East of England

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As more vulnerable children come into care each year, the need for foster carers has never been greater. The Fostering Network estimates a further 7,200 families are needed in the UK in the next 12 months alone – with 517 required in the East of England.

The shortage of foster carers means many children are placed in homes outside their local area, disrupting their education and social connections. However, some of this disruption can be avoided if more foster carers were available in Norfolk and Suffolk.  By becoming a foster carer in these areas you can make a real difference in the lives of children in your community.

Based in Framingham Earl, Norwich, the local Nexus Fostering office supports foster carers across East Anglia. Their support team has a wealth of experience who work closely with applicants and foster carers to recognise their potential and increase skills and expertise to provide fantastic opportunities for children likely to have suffered loss and change in their lives.

Juliet, the Team Manager, says, “When I asked one of our foster carers if she has any regrets about fostering, they said “Yes, I wish I had done it sooner! We are searching for foster families to provide nurturing homes to children of all ages, from newborns to young adults. We know that there are people who have been thinking about fostering for months, even years, but now is a great time to take that first step”.

Becoming a foster carer is not an easy decision to make, but it offers a rewarding career where you can make a life-changing difference. If you want to find out if fostering is right for you, speaking to our fostering advisors is a great place to start. They can provide information on the process of becoming a foster carer and answer any questions you have.

Kelly Randall, the Director of Nexus Fostering, says, “Our drive to support the lives of looked-after children and young people is as great today as it was when we first began in 2002. We know that fostering is one of the most valuable, life-changing and fulfilling tasks in society. Caring for a child or young person who cannot live with their parents demonstrates a generosity of spirit and an openness of heart that we recognise and value immensely. In return, we offer you round-the-clock support and comprehensive training so that, as a Nexus Fostering carer, you are never on your own. A competitive allowance is also rewarded to you for your valued work and to ensure the upkeep of children placed into your care. We’re a fostering agency like no other, keeping our foster carers and young people our top priority!”


To find out if fostering is right for you contact us here.




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Date published

08 August 2023

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