Foster Care Fortnight | 10-23 May 2021

What is Foster Care Fortnight? #WhyWeCare

Foster Care Fortnight™ is the UK’s biggest Foster care awareness effort, designed to help bring to light how Fostering transform lives. FCF21 is delivered by The Fostering Network, a leading Fostering Charity and supporter of all Foster Parents. Once you become approved as a By the Bridge Foster Parent, you will receive a complimentary membership to the Fostering Network, through which you can access financial & tax advice (did you know Foster Carers pay very little and often no tax?); and a range of high street and family-activity discounts.

 

#FCF21 helps to highlight the need for more Foster Parents across the UK and showcases the amazing work that is being done by Foster Carers right now. By supporting Foster Care Fortnight, By the Bridge celebrates the commitment, passion and dedication of all Foster Parents.

 

Did you know? 10,000 new Fostering families are needed every year to meet the demand of safe and nurturing homes for Fostered children – these homes are needed across the UK including your local area. To find out more Contact Us here.

 

Eligibility of Becoming a Foster Carer

At By the Bridge we are focused on finding and encouraging people from all walks of life to become Foster Carers and for the right person, fostering could be a rewarding career, supported by great pay.

 

Be part of something really special; not everyone can do it, but for those who can, make a real difference to a child.

What do you need to become a Foster Carer?

You can foster a child whatever your marital status, race, religion gender or sexuality. Or if you’re homeowners or renting, parents or non-parents.

 

Our Foster Carers are from all walks of life, there is no particular type of person we look for.

  • You need to be over the age of 25 years old
  • You need to have a spare room for a foster child

What makes a good Foster Carer?

Our families come from a range of background and previous careers. Whatever background, all our families have one thing in common; 

  • Are able to build good relationships with children and others around you
  • Can see the potential in every child you foster
  • Are reliable through a child's good times and tough times 
  • Can offer a secure, loving and caring home for a foster child

 

If you can can put children at the heart of everything you do, just as we do, then fostering could be a great career for you.

 

If By the Bridge with Cambian seems like the type of agency you would like to foster with then Contact Us for more information to begin your fostering journey.

 

 

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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.