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Foster Parent today
At By the Bridge we provide a range of leading training to benefit and support the needs and development of children of all ages.
We will work with you to identify training to meet the needs of you, your foster children and family.
We want you to develop skills, knowledge and qualifications while you’re a Foster Parent, and feel secure and confident in your work.
We offer more training than any other provider. You don’t need any previous training or formal qualifications to foster, but you will need to be prepared to learn new things.
Whether you want to gain new qualifications or be trained to enhance your fostering skills further, our training will help you build upon the qualities and life experience you already have. You'll always have opportunities to undertake more training and development with us.
Our therapeutic training results in positive outcomes for many children and makes our Foster Parents highly demanded. Children fostered with us stay in education longer, and fare better academically than children fostered in other settings.
Alongside training courses, you can also study for recognised academic qualifications, if you choose to, in partnership with two universities:
We are the only fostering agency to offer these academic programmes which have developed in-house.
Every year we offer over 20 optional courses on a range of issues that are essential and relevant learning - many new courses. These are courses are run by knowledgeable and friendly people that are leaders in their field.
As you complete your fostering training, along with meeting other criteria, you have the opportunity to apply for promotion to higher pay grades too.
If By the Bridge with Cambian seems like the type of fostering agency you would like to foster with then Contact Us for more information to begin your fostering journey.
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.
As our Foster Parents develop their skills through training, supervision and their day to day fostering work, they can reach the criteria for achieving meaningfully higher pay grades through promotion.