Become a Foster Parent in Leeds

Fostering in Leeds, Yorkshire

Are you living in Leeds and interested in fostering? By the Bridge is looking for Foster Parents in Leeds and in the surrounding towns and villages in Yorkshire.


There are lots of young people and children who are in need of a secure home in Leeds where they can feel safe and able to grow. Fostering with By the Bridge has changed many lives for the better. So if you are thinking of a career that will change your life and the life of every child then please get in touch.


Become a Foster Parent in Leeds

Our Leeds Foster Parents 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. Read below for more information, or complete the form to contact us.


Every child in our care is as unique as you are, and all have different needs. So every foster child requires people with different skills, abilities and experiences. We are interested in what you have to offer a child, rather than your marital status, ethnicity, sexuality, religious belief or whether you own a house or not. Having a pet will not prevent you from becoming a Foster Parent either.


What do you need to Foster?

What we need are flexible, open and honest people who are able to consider a range of children and who with our training and support can understand the difficulties these children have experienced.


Foster Parents will need to appreciate that, potentially, children will come from a wide range of backgrounds; all have different family situations, experiences, and will all need different types of care.


The important thing is that you can see the potential in every child, be reliable through the tough times and offer a secure, loving and caring home for a child for as long as they need. You will need the following:

  • Over the age of 25 years old
  • Have a spare room 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 meet the criteria above, then Contact Us to being your fostering journey!



The Yorkshire Office, Leeds Testimonial Image

The Leeds office is situated in a period house in the Yorkshire region. All our local offices and locations are carefully chosen and so everyone experiences a sense of a 'homely’ feel.

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