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Leading National Fostering Agency (NFA)
We're looking for passionate and enthusiastic Foster Parents that want to make a difference to the lives of the children they work with.
We are a national independent fostering agency (NFA), currently based in Kent, Essex, West London, Norfolk, the Midlands, Yorkshire and North West. Founded by Foster Parents, we have a real heritage and understanding of this specialist and professional work.
As a By the Bridge Foster Parent you’ll provide more than just a stable home. Offering what every child deserves – a home and a supportive foster family for as long as they need.
As a NFA, By the Bridge provides Foster Parents with skills, knowledge, tools, guidance and support they need to provide the very best care to children.
We’ll be right by your side too. We have an excellent team of Foster Parents who are supported by our experienced local teams across the UK.
Children come into care for a wide variety of reasons. Sometimes to enable them to get through a period of crisis or an emergency, and sometimes as a longer term family supporting the child and preparing him/her for independence.
Children will always remember and value the best care they receive. Making fostering one of the most rewarding jobs you can do.
We’ve been carrying out this important work for over 14 years. Many of our staff team have had experience of fostering too, so we really know what it’s like.
If you think a career as a Foster Parent could be for you – or even just might be – find out more.
If you would like to know more information about fostering a young person, get in touch and help a young person rebuild their lives.
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.
Our branches are where we hold regular training, events and groups where you can get together with other Foster Parents.