Can I Become a Foster Carer

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 are:

  • 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 organisation you would like to foster with then Contact Us for more information to begin your fostering journey.

 

 

Young Person Testimonial

Callan Testimonial Image

"My experience of By the Bridge has been really positive; during my years with BtB foster parents I felt more than just fostered, I was, and still am, part of the family - a son and a brother. This is what has given me the strength and confidence to grow into who I am today, passionate, hardworking and full of aspirations. As a company By the Bridge doesn't just look at you as a number - but as a child, as part of a family, as you! Before living with my BtB parents I experienced many other fostering organisations - there is no comparison between them and BtB!"

Callan Care Leaver