I'm a foster child or young person
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Hello, We're By the Bridge with Cambian

By the Bridge with Cambian finds families for young people who cannot live with their own families. These families are called ‘foster families’. Children sometimes live with their foster family for a very short time, or sometimes until they are grown up.


By the Bridge with Cambian has some foster families who live in towns and some who live in the country, some have a lot of children, some have no other children. We hope we have found the right family for you.


Looking after children can be very tiring for grown-ups. You might stay with a foster family for just a few days and this is called ‘respite’.  ‘Respite’ is when children stay in another foster family while their own family or foster family have a rest.

We’re here to help you

People who work at By the Bridge with Cambian know that there is no other person in the whole world exactly like you. We want you to know this too. We want to help you find the gifts and talents that you have and to help you to grow up into the person that you were meant to be.


We want you to enjoy change, to know about other people and the way they live and to want to know more and more about the world you live in. We want you to enjoy your life and we want everybody that you meet to enjoy being with you. Whether you are young or old and wherever you live there will always be rules. Good rules help people to live together and enjoy themselves.


You matter 

We make a promise to every young person in By the Bridge with Cambian, that we will: give you plenty of things to do and to help you grow. Also, to have your say and listen to what you tell us.

  • We want to help you get a good education
  • We want you to be happy in your home
  • We want you to be healthy
  • We want you to be safe
  • We want you to make decisions for yourself
  • We want to help you feel you belong in your home, your school and your community

Really this is just ONE rule. To behave in a way that keeps you and what is precious to you, other people and what is precious to them, and all living things, … SAFE … ALWAYS.


Under 12's guide

click here