Types of Fostering
Children and young people placed with Nexus Fostering carers have
unique and diverse needs.
They may have been physically, emotionally or sexually abused,
neglected by parents unable to care for them or they may have witnessed
domestic violence, criminal activity or substance abuse. Any of these
backgrounds may lead to behaviour that is difficult and challenging and
will require patience and understanding from foster carers.
Nexus Fostering also provides placements for children with special
needs, both physical and educational, and for sick children. Sometimes
Local Authorities seek a placement with foster carers for a parent and
their young child or baby to assess their parenting ability, or provide
experienced advice and support to a new parent who is struggling in
this role. Our placements may be planned or made on an emergency basis.
Some placements become permanent or are made on a planned permanent