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Become a Foster Carer in Watford

Next Step is a family-run independent fostering agency that provides a specialist fostering service to our Local Authorities. We find and train the highest calibre of foster carers and (along with our sister company Ryancare) we carefully match them with children who need looking after across London, Essex and the South of England.

We pride ourselves on the quality support that we provide to our foster carers and the wellbeing of the children under our care. We have our own team of highly qualified and experienced Foster Carers, Social Workers, Therapists, Trainers and support staff who work in partnership with our Local Authorities to ensure that the needs of the children and our carers are met to the highest of standards.

We have a successful track record of providing high quality foster families to all our children; our foster carers are committed to providing young people with a safe, nurturing family; and we always go the extra mile to ensure that our carers receive the best training and support possible – so have a very strong reputation with OFSTED.

Foster carers do need a variety of skills and qualities. Many of these you may have already but we offer all our foster carers a comprehensive training and development plan to give you all the tools you need to be an excellent foster carer.

Foster carers come in all shapes and sizes and can be as individual as the children they foster. What all foster carers do have in common is a spare bedroom; the patience, integrity and core values to care for and nurture a child; and a stable home - but you don’t need to own it!

Want to find out more? Call 0208 7683888, email or visit


Wrens Hill House, Rushett Lane, Faversham, Kent, ME13 0SH

58.29 miles  

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