Become a Foster Parent with By the Bridge

We are By the Bridge. We are Fostering.

We are one the UK’s leading independent fostering organisations and we’ve been helping people become Foster Parents for over 14 years. We know how important it is for Foster Parents to have the right support, training and experience in order to make a life-changing difference to a child or young person. Many of our staff team have had experience of fostering too, so we really know what it’s like.


We are a different approach to Fostering

There are many reasons people join us and we pride ourselves on our Therapeutic approach to fostering, our very experienced staff and our friendly and welcoming offices.


We are always keen to work with foster parents that want to develop their skillset, learn a different way of working and ultimately give the child (or children) in their care the best possible life. We believe that every child is different and our therapeutic approach enables us to train our foster parents to better understand the children in their care and relate to their evolving needs. 

We are a leading Fostering provider

When fostering with the By the Bridge team we provide our Foster Parents with:

  • The best support - We offer 24/7 telephone support, 365 days a year with direct access to Link Workers (what we call our Social Workers), Education Advisors and Psychotherapists. We pride ourselves on having staff who are approachable, friendly and more importantly that they are easy to get hold of
  • A training programme to suit your needs - After completing our mandatory training, we offer 20+ courses that range from basic training to a Master of Arts Degree (developed by By the Bridge). We also offer a tiered pay system which means that after successfully completing various areas of training we are able to increase the professional fees you receive
  • Great pay and allowances - We offer higher than average pay and allowances and allowances that many other providers do not.


If you meet the criteria above, then Contact Us to continue your fostering journey!


Fostering Offices

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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.