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“As a foster parent the biggest benefit and reward I have ever gained is in the positive difference I can and have made to the life of the child or young person. There is no way I can change their past, or make them forget, but what I can and always aim to do is help them gain special memories and lessons that they can take forward in their lives and to help carve out the person they will grow into and become in the future.”
– Frankie, Foster Carer

 

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to the lives of our young people
  • Becoming a foster parent is such a life changing opportunity for both you as a foster carer and a foster child. Children come into care for so many different reasons; from temporary family problems, parent’s short-term illness, or in some cases children may have been witness to domestic violence or a parent’s depression or alcohol abuse and some may have even been abused or neglected.
  • Fostering is about changing the lives of children in care in your local area, whether that be for long-term fostering, short-term fostering or even respite care. There are many types of fostering and foster children across England need a foster family to provide stability, love and compassion to build a brighter future for a foster child.
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our foster carers

share their experiences

 

“I receive support by having clinical sessions with a child psychologist, my social worker is extremely supportive, and the young person is offered time with a support worker which she loved. When needed there is always someone at the end of the phone to talk too.

“Fostering means giving them the life skills and advice they may not have had before, guiding children and young people to a healthy and safe independence – teaching them how to make safe decisions for themselves. My siblings birth parent told them they’ve been given opportunities in care which they would never have had if they were home. Our young people have become more independent, and I have loved teaching them about life, I love their banter and I am so proud when I see them turn their lives into something good as they become young adults.”

– Janet

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“When you foster you are helping children who need a safe and secure home, to help them overcome their past – to develop life skills which will enhance their way of life. It is challenging and rewarding, seeing a young person in a chaotic state to becoming more confident person when they are ready to move on from fostering.”

– Helen

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“Watching these children grow in confidence, learning to trust us and seeing them being happy little children fully integrated in our immediate and wider family. It truly is a whirlwind adventure.”

– Chris

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outstanding support

As a foster parent there will undoubtedly be challenges but when you foster with an independent fostering agency you will be provided with the support you need for not only yourself but your young person. Fostering is a huge commitment with a lot of rewards, especially when you can be part of their journey to becoming happy and healthy young adults.

If you’d like to start your fostering journey with Nexus Fostering, then contact one of our team today to enquire by calling 0800 389 0143 or by filling out our enquiry form below.

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we’ve been officially rated ofsted outstanding on 3 consecutive occasions!

The complex needs of children and young people are well understood by the Foster Carers and agency staff, who plan effectively to significantly reduce the risks.

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