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Allowance calculator

As a foster carer, you will receive a regular allowance payment. Our helpful allowance calculator will guide you and estimate your potential earnings when fostering with us.

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The fostering process

Before you can start fostering, we must follow a set process to get you assessed and approved as a foster carer. We are here to guide and support you through the process every step of the way.

The fostering process
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Common questions asked

There is no upper age limit, age is just a number when it comes to fostering. We need people who have life experiences with the children in your care. You must be at least 21 years old to start fostering. 

Yes. We have many single foster carers who have a solid support network of family and friends who offer practical and emotional support when needed. The Nexus Fostering team is also always available to support you, so you will never feel alone when you foster with us. 

To foster, you need to have a spare room that will not require them to share with another member of your current household. Occasionally sibling placements can share a bedroom, but this is assessed on a case-by-case basis.  

You will have an initial phone call with one of our team for advice and information. If and when you are ready you will have a dedicated assessor who will visit and support you throughout the process. Various checks including the referee, medical and a DBS will be completed and you are required to attend a ‘Skills to Foster’ training course. The assessment process normally takes between 4-6 months

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