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Every year thousands of new foster families are needed to care for the increasing number of vulnerable children coming into care in the UK.

  • Foster Parents from all backgrounds are needed in beds, bucks & herts to make a real difference to a child’s life.
  • A fostering agency like Nexus can offer you the help and support you need to give young people a safe, thriving environment to grow up in.

Why fostering matters

providing a stable future

Foster care is key to giving vulnerable children and young people in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire a safe, caring home environment whilst they’re unable to live with their birth family. Becoming a Foster Carer is important to enable these children to grow and flourish into independent, well-rounded adults.

There are very different reasons for children needing the support foster care offers. Children may come into care temporarily due to a family problem or illness, or long-term due to experience of physical or emotional abuse, neglect and domestic violence. Whatever the reason the child has come in to care, they need to be provided with a nurturing adult (Foster Parent) and a safe place to call home.

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we’ve been officially 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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training & support

Our support is second-to-none! As an Ofsted ‘outstanding’ fostering agency, we pride ourselves on offering 24/7 support, 365 days a year. When you foster with Nexus, you’ll benefit from our out of hours service giving you access to a Social Worker who knows about you and your placement, 24/7.

To become a carer with Nexus Fostering, you need no specific qualifications, but you’ll need the enthusiasm to attend relevant training courses and support groups. Even once you start fostering your learning doesn’t stop!

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frankie's fostering story

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.

While fostering may initially be one of the biggest leaps of faith you could ever possibly make in your life, you’ll soon realise how privileged you are to be in a position where you can make lasting bonds with foster children that not only improve their life, but better your life as well.

Seeing a once timid, shy and unconfident foster child begin to blossom into a positive, hopeful, and self-assured young person gives you a feeling that cannot be compared to.

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For further information on types of fostering, allowance, case studies, the Nexus fostering family and more, visit our main site…

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the latest foster news & stories

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