About us

We are Fostering

We are By the Bridge, a leading independent fostering provider. We find and train the best foster parents so that young people in care get a better chance in life as a result of their foster family's commitment and dedication.


Our unique approach to fostering puts the foster parents at the centre of our team, supporting the development and progress of a child. Seeing a child in care discover their potential, giving them the best possible chance at happiness and achieving their personal best - it’s what makes fostering with us so rewarding.

15 years experience of fostering 

With 15 years experience of helping children rebuild their lives, our high quality work is in high demand. Over 120 Local Authorities have children placed with us, and every month more children are referred to us than we can possibly look after, but we are always looking out for more families so that we can offer a good home to as many of them as we can. 

Local offices across the UK

Originally founded by foster parents in 2002, By the Bridge is a specialist fostering organisation with offices in the North WestEasternMidlands, South and South East regions.


The experienced teams deliver support to these fostering communities, placing children and young people with specialist foster parents who have been trained so they have the therapeutic skills to support children and young people who have experienced high levels of upset in their lives.


Although we have grown, our ethos still remains. Our local offices and countryside locations are carefully chosen and decorated with bright colours, pictures and plants. So everyone experiences a sense of care, value and ‘a homely’ feel when they come to work or visit for meetings, training courses or groups.


We aim to create an environment where people feel valued and can grow, develop and achieve their goals.


Our local offices are where we hold regular training, events and groups where you can get together with other foster parents, learn from and support each other. 


By the Bridge is now part of one of the UK’s leading providers of specialist care and education, the fostering division of the group is now known as By the Bridge with Cambian.


Children and young people are at the very heart of everything that we do, but we never forget that foster parents must be well cared for and valued by us too, if they are to do their very best work.  

What we say

Lynn Webb Testimonial Image

"Lynn is the Managing Director of By the Bridge and has an extensive background in fostering – with over a decade in the industry.

Lynn has previously held positions ranging from a Social Worker for a Local Authority through to General Manger, Director and Head of Delivery. This has given her a rounded and extensive experience of fostering.

Lynn also has experience in the Private and Public sector within Children’s Services, notably with children and young people in the Criminal Justice System (Youth Offending) and Looked After Services."

Lynn Webb Managing Director