Foster in Dagenham & Romford, Essex

Start Fostering in Dagenham & Romford

Are you living in Essex and interested in fostering? By the Bridge Fostering is looking for Foster Parents to join our organisation in Dagenham and Romford as well as the surrounding areas. 

 

There are lots of young people and children who are in need of a secure home in Essex where they can feel safe and able to grow. Fostering with By the Bridge has changed many lives for the better; it isn’t always easy, but if you are thinking of a career that will change your life and the life of every child then please get in touch.

 

In return, we’ll offer you a great package of support, training, pay, allowances and family experiences, so you can commit to fostering a child as a full time career.

 

At By the Bridge we treat our Foster Parents as the key professionals, unlike many other providers. You’ll be the expert in identifying the child’s needs, living with them every day, discovering what works and what doesn’t – ‘parenting’ them.

 

Many of us at By the Bridge have been in your shoes as Foster Parent ourselves so we really understand what’s needed. We’re always there for you when needed: night or day, 7 days a week.

 

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Who Can Foster in Dagenham & Romford?

We have an excellent team of Foster Parents in Essex who are supported by our local team based in our regional office in Ingatestone near Chelmsford.

 

Our Foster Parents in Essex are from all walks of life, there is no ‘perfect’ person we look for. Many foster children lack the positive family experience that most children have, but all it takes is one foster parent to make that difference.

 

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 Parents are from all walks of life, there is no particular type of person we look for, we do ask that you:

  • Over the age of 25 years old
  • Have a spare bedroom for a foster child
  • Can demonstrate patience, understanding and commitment
  • Willing to learn more about, caring for children
  • Sympathetic when dealing with children
  • Confident and able to talk and listen to children
  • Able to work with social workers, teachers and other professionals  to help a child 

 

If you would like to know more information about fostering a young person in Essexget in touch and help a young person rebuild their lives.

 

Our Local Offices

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All our local offices and countryside locations are carefully chosen and so everyone experiences a sense of a rural retreat and a 'homely’ feel.

The Essex office
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Our branches are where we hold regular training, events and groups where you can get together with other Foster Parents.