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  • Do I Need Qualifications To Foster a Child?

Do I need qualifications to foster a child?

You don’t need any previous training or formal qualifications to foster, but you will need to be prepared to learn new things. Although you may have specific skills, experience or qualifications that will be valuable to fostering. However, your life experience is one of the most valuable resources you can bring to fostering. 


At By the Bridge we need enthusiastic, committed and caring people. You won't be on your own though, we'll provide you with dynamic, interesting training and lots of support so you'll feel secure in your work.


You will have the opportunity to study for qualifications whilst you are fostering with us too. Also, as you complete your training as a Foster Parent, along with meeting other criteria, you have the opportunity to apply for promotion to higher pay grades.