Our aim is to work in partnership with children, and their parents – as well as their Foster family and the Local Authority in order to fully meet their needs. One of our main objectives is to promote and support positive contact between parents and their children.

This is managed by a Supervising Social Worker who is allocated to each Fostering family and we have a range of contact centres across London and the South East.

Our Foster families 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.

Next Step Fostering has been established for nearly 30 years and we provide a high level of 24-hour support to all our Foster Carers.

All of our services are inspected by Ofsted and in November 2017 we were awarded OFSTED OUTSTANDING      View our latest report

As an independent 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 we can be improve. If you would like to talk to someone about this or if you would like any further information   Contact us