Transfer to Us
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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to some of the questions we are often asked about transferring to us. You are also welcome to contact us if you have any questions that are not answered here.


  • What should I know about changing to a new Fostering organisation?
  • Why should I consider By the Bridge with Cambian?
  • I already have a Foster child at home, what will happen to them if I move?
  • Will my pay continue during the move?
  • What will I be paid?
  • What happens next?

If you’re currently Fostering with another independant organisation or a Local Authority you might think you can’t switch to another provider. That’s not the case. So it is worth thinking about which company will offer the very best for you and the children you care for.

You may have already wondered if a different fFster organisation could do more for you and help you do more for your Foster children.

You do so much for disadvantaged children – and By the Bridge with Cambian is committed to giving you the guidance and encouragement to be the best Foster Parent(s) you can be.

Foster Parents come to By the Bridge with Cambian because fundamental to our values is that we provide significant training, supervision, activities, career development opportunity with prospects for promotion, out of hours support, extra allowances, in-house Psychotherapists, dedicated education advisors, protected SSW caseloads, loyalty schemes, Refer a Friend rewards and a competotve allowance &benefits package.

These are valuable services our Foster Parents can benefit from; And our Foster families love that we offer our Foster children activities and development opportunities too.

You can change Fostering provider if you are currently Fostering a child and work for an independant Fostering organisation or agency. We will guide you through the process every step of the way to ensure a smooth transition for you and the children who you look after.

You can rest assured that we’ll handle as much of the paperwork as possible to make it straightforward for you.

The transfer process is seamless so there’s no loss of income - in fact you will probably be better off with By the Bridge with Cambian.

As long as you are Fostering you will continue to be paid so there will be no loss of earnings during a transfer.  A transfer usually takes around 12 weeks, but may be quicker than this.

There are lots of advantages to choosing Fostering with By the Bridge with Cambian – including great pay. Depending on the Foster child's age and the type of Fostering you choose. Our occupancy rates are high, and you will be paid fortnightly – we’ll do our best to minimise any time you spend without a Foster child in your home so you can get paid regularly.

And there are even opportunities for promotion to higher pay grades within our Therapeutic Fostering approach. We also pay for your membership to Foster Talk, with free advicelines, and a great package of discounts on a variety of products and services.

Just simply get in touch and speak to one of our Fostering specialists. You can be sure that your enquiry will be treated with confidentiality and respect.

We are always available to talk to experienced Foster Parents, or we can come to meet you in your home; or perhaps you would prefer to make an appointment to call in to your nearest By the Bridge with Cambian office?

Contact Us to let us know what would work best for you, and we'll take it from there!

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