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Fostering Support

People are at the heart of everything that By the Bridge is a priority for us to look after all our children, Foster Parents and staff alike.


We understand that the quality and availability of support is key to helping Foster Parents manage the children in their care. This level of quality then leads to the best futures for children and young people.


24/7 Fostering Support
Interested: Support: 24/7 Fostering support

There will always be someone to talk to, day or night; you’ll never be alone with a problem. We're always be there for you 24/7. By the Bridge never sleeps!

Pay, Allowances and Benefits
Interested: Support: Pay & Allowances

We believe that it's important that Foster Parents are given good financial payments that cover the costs of caring for a child aswell as a professional fee for their work.

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Fostering Training
Interested: Support: Training

We offer excellent training for Foster Parents that really makes a difference to you and the young person you care for.

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Local Support Network
Interested: Support: Local Support network

Our local offices are one big community. Our Foster Parents are encouraged to meet regularly at the local office, to learn from each other, build friendships share experiences and support each other.

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Careful Matching
Interested: Support: Careful Matching

We make sure the individual needs of the children and young people looking for homes are a good fit with your skills, personal situation and experience.

Support for Foster Children
Interested: Support: Foster Children Support

We encourage young people to achieve more than they thought was possible and offer them opportunities they may have missed.

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Support for all the Family
Interested: Support: Family Support

Our inclusive culture means that the whole foster family is valued. We organise plenty of events and activities throughout the year for everyone to enjoy and take part in, including staff and their children. We hold co-Foster Parent and children who foster (Birth children) groups too, to make sure everyone is happy and involved.

Our Experienced Team
Interested: Support: Experienced team

Our staff are all carefully selected and dedicated to their work. Every Foster family has a dedicated team of support. Many of us at By the Bridge have been in your shoes as Foster Parents ourselves so we really understand what you need from us.

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Breaks whilst Fostering
Interested: Support: Breaks

Fostering is hugely rewarding, but we understand that Foster Parents need to recharge their batteries like any other work. So we provide 21 days paid 'respite' (holiday) per year.

Back to: Training & Support
Interested: Back to: Training & Support

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