Nexus Fostering began as an idea in 2001 having worked with Foster Carers all my adult life as a Social Worker. I believed by working together with carers as professional partners, we could provide enhanced and tailored support to enable them to care for the traumatised children and young people who would join their foster family.
From this idea, and with the support of staff and carers who are still with Nexus today, we now have a growing and thriving Nexus Fostering family. Based on mutual respect and professional teamwork we have achieved stunning changes for the lives of children and young people; ones that might be regarded as small for children with a settled stable and loving family, but massive steps for children who have survived trauma.
We are proud of each and every one of them and continue to develop services in partnership with our carers, to offer this to other children. I love my ‘job’ and hugely admire the Nexus teams of staff and carers who make the difference for these children and young people.