Next Step Fostering Group
Mentoring Young People
Mentoring young people through Fostering remains one of the most rewarding careers you can choose and is rapidly becoming a popular ‘second career’ option for those leaving the military. Ex-forces personnel have many of the skills needed to be a successful mentor and Foster Carer, including resilience, dedication, nurturing and team-work as well as compassion and understanding.
Family-owned and run for more than 30 years, the Next Step Fostering Group comprises three independent agencies that provide a specialist Fostering service to Local Authorities; finding and training high calibre Foster Carers and matching them with looked after children across London and the South of England. We specialise in caring for children with a wide range of emotional and behavioural needs. Some children may have suffered severe trauma and need additional support in order to heal and recover so we are currently recruiting Foster Carers with the compassion and commitment to offer consistent nurturing support. For many of the children that we look after, a strong appropriate male role has been lacking in their life and by engaging, particularly with teenage boys, on a more personal level – relating through common personal experiences and feelings – Carers can connect where a connection has been difficult in the past. This ‘mentorship’ capacity of Fostering can help break a cycle that could otherwise last a lifetime – giving young people a brighter future. Fostering is such a rewarding career, and one that is perfect to keep your sense of adventure engaged. Whether it’s helping to prepare a young person for their Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition; cheering them on at their first match or helping them to understand themselves and their emotions better – it’s individuals like you, whose care and support can help a child feel safe and valued again; to grow in confidence and ultimately flourish.
We are a tight knit team and provide a superior level of initial and ongoing training to all our Foster Carers as well as 24×7 support from our team of experts. Our Carers tell us that they experience a “bonded, family atmosphere” across our agency and team – where support, advice or sometimes just a friendly ear are always available. We make sure that we provide a dedicated support network of experts and professionals to all our Foster Carers so that they have all the help they need to continue with this challenging but extremely rewarding work. Our Carers consistently tell us that they appreciate the level of support and training that we offer and that they could not Foster as well as they do without it.
“Once you join Next Step, the support is so great, you don’t leave.” AH, Next Step Foster Carer for ‘B’.
Fostering is a unique challenge, but it carries equally unique rewards; and with the very favourable HMRC tax allowances that are offered, it really can be one of the best jobs you’ve ever had. There are a several types of fostering that you can be approved for, from emergency to permanent and Parent & Child to ‘remand’ so why not give us a call for a chat about your options and what type of Fostering would suit you best.
The Next Step Fostering Group comprises three family-run and independent fostering agencies – Ryancare, covering North & North East London; Safehouses for Cambridgeshire & Norfolk; and Next Step Fostering which covers London, Essex, Kent and the South of England (including Berkshire, Surrey, Hampshire and Wiltshire). We have offices across London and the South of England, please use the details below to contact your nearest office.
Telephone: 01795 521739
Address: HQ: 41 Stone Street, Faversham, Kent
PostCode: ME13 8PH
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Next Step Fostering Group