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We are glad to see that you have taken an interest in Nexus Fostering. We are here to help, whether you are interested in more information on fostering, starting your fostering career today or transferring to Nexus Fostering from another agency. Our team are friendly, helpful and eager to assist you in achieving your goal. Please feel free to take a look around our website to find the information you are looking for or get in touch with us and we can have a chat!
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If you have any questions about fostering we are always on hand to answer them for you. The main requirements for becoming a foster carer are that you have a spare bedroom for the foster child to stay in and that you are available to care for them 24/7. Other than that we are very flexible with our requirements and as long as you have a positive attitude, a caring, understanding and patient personality and lots of love to give we will be happy to consider you. If you want to know more about the requirements of a foster carer, please visit our Q&A section.
The entire fostering assessment process can take up to 4 months as we have to be sure you are the right fit for a career in foster care. This also gives you the opportunity to learn more and decide if it is the right career for you. You can find out more about the assessment process here. There are many benefits to becoming a foster carer, including a generous fostering allowance and paid respite holiday. Other benefits are highlighted below:
Imagine you have completed your fostering training and you have just been placed with your first foster child, Ben, who is 11 years old. Ben is a quiet and reserved boy, quite shy and not good at making eye contact. Imagine he comes home from school one day and his clothes are covered in dirt and mud. He rushes past you to his bedroom. You follow him and ask what happened so he explains to you that a boy at school has been bullying him for a few weeks now and pushed him in the mud on the way home from school. You ask why he didn’t tell you this sooner and he says that he didn’t think you would care because no one else ever did.
The next day you arrange a meeting with Ben, the bully, the bully’s parents and Ben’s teacher. Ben and his bully make friends during the meeting and the situation appears to be resolved. The next day, Ben comes home from school and is covered in mud again. You feel worried and ask what happened, to which Ben looks you straight in the eye and tells you with a beaming grin on his face that he and his former bully had just been playing football and had the best time ever! Can you imagine how great this would feel? This is the kind of difference you could make in a foster child’s life.
Once you have had a look around our website and if you decide that we are the fostering agency for you, your next step is to make contact with us. You can fill in an online enquiry form (below) and we will get back to you or give us a call and we will ask you a few basic questions and have an informal chat with you. The first steps towards becoming a foster carer are very exciting as you learn more about the rewarding career you are starting. Contact us today and get started!