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Next Step Fostering has been established for many years and is a family owned, independent fostering agency.

Our families at Next Step undergo a thorough assessment by an Independent Social Worker before they are approved to look after your child. Each child is matched individually to our families to ensure all their needs will be met.

Our objective is to promote and support positive contact between parents and their children. We have access to several contact centres in Kent and across our offices in London.

Our aim is to work in partnership with the child, parents, foster family and the Local Authority to meet the needs of your child. This is managed by a Supervising Social Worker who is allocated to each of our fostering families. At Next Step we provide a high level of 24-hour support for all our foster carers.

We can provide an activity based programme for young people who are not attending full-time education with the aim of
re-integrating them back into school. This is crucial for some children as it helps them to keep a sense of routine and maintains continual learning until they go back to school.

All of our services are inspected by Ofsted.       View our latest report

As an agency, we strive to make sure everyone has an opportunity to let us know how we are working and if there are any practices which can be improved. If you would like to talk to someone or if you would like any further information   Contact us