Fostering in Kent

Could you Foster a child in Kent?

Are you living in Kent and interested in fostering? By the Bridge is looking for foster parents in Canterbury, Ashford, Maidstone, Sittingbourne, Rochester, Dartford, Croydon and Bromley. As well as the surrounding towns and villages.


There are lots of young people and children who are in need of a secure home in Kent 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.




Who Can Foster In Kent?

We have an excellent team of foster parents in Kent who are supported by our local team based in our office in Sittingbourne.


Our Foster Parents in Kent 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 are over the age of 25 years old
  • You have a spare bedroom for a foster child


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


The Old Dairy

The South East Office, Kent Testimonial Image

Our South East foster families and staff located in Kent and South London have an office based in Sittingbourne. This is a converted dairy farm with attractive offices in the old farm building. 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 South East Office, Kent
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Our branches are where we hold regular training, events and groups where you can get together with other Foster Parents.