Become a Foster Parent

Become a Foster Parent 

If you are looking for a more rewarding career that will change your life and the life of every child that comes into your home, then becoming a Foster Parent with By the Bridge could be for you. 


Foster Parents open their homes to children and young people who can not live with their own family for a period of time. There may be a number of reasons why a child can no longer stay at home with their family but the role of a Foster Parent is to look after them in the meantime and provide them with a safe, secure and stable home whilst helping them to thrive and develop.


Fostering provides much more than a stable home for a child. Every child deserves to grow up in a safe and nurturing home, feeling valued, and where they have the support and encouragement they need to be happy. As a Foster Parent you will support them while they come to terms with their experiences and help them to build a bright, strong future.


For more information, or to start your Fostering journey, contact us of give us a call on 0800 6446230 to speak to a member of our experienced and friendly team.


Who can Foster?

Our Foster Parents come from all walks of life. Every child in our care is as unique as you are, and all have different needs. There is no single type of person who makes a 'perfect' Foster Parent so we welcome applications from everyone; regardless of your marital status, ethnicity, sexuality, religious belief or whether you own a house or not. Having a pet will not prevent you from becoming a Foster Parent either.


Some children don't get the best start in life, and may lack positive family experiences or role models; they may have suffered neglect or abuse; or may have witnessed traumatic events. But all it takes is one amazing Foster Parent, just like you, to make that difference and help them feel safe and valued. 


What do you need to Foster?

We are looking for flexible, open and honest people who can see the potential in every child; be reliable through the tough times and offer a secure, loving and caring home for a child for as long as they need. All we ask is that you MUST have a spare bedroom; and you should have a stable home (but you don't need to own it!)

If that sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you. Please give us a call on 0800 6446230 (freephone, even from a mobile) or complete a contact form.

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

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Our branches are where we hold regular training, events and groups where you can get together with other Foster Parents.