If you have any questions or would like to talk through your Fostering options, please do get in touch today.
Fostering a child in Essex
By the Bridge have branch locations and Foster Parents across Essex, including Colchester, Clacton, Chelmsford, Southend, Romford, Ilford and their surrounding areas.
There is a constant need for Foster Families across Essex, so if you have a spare bedroom at home and a genuine commitment to help children we’d like to hear from you.
Foster a child and work from home
Fostering is a challenging but rewarding career. With Therapeutic Fostering and parenting training, you have the chance to help children and young people overcome the trauma that they may have suffered. As a Foster Parent you can help improve the life of every child that you look after – giving them the support and encouragement they need to do well in life - helping them to feel safe, nurtured and valued.
Children and young people are at the very heart of everything that we do, but we never forget that our Foster Parents need support too – so we ensure that as well as financial support for Foster Parents we offer a range of benefits and ongoing support too, including:
- Excellent weekly pay: on average £450 per week, per child with tax free benefits
- 24/7 personal advice service and out of hours support - you’re never on your own
- Expert training and promotion opportunities
- Regular local one-to-one and group support
- Exclusive discounts, memberships, advice and more...
Read more about our Foster Parent benefits here.
We recognise that not everyone has easy access to our office locations, which is why we’re able to offer online and ‘pop-up’ Foster training locations in local amenities across Essex. We do this to ensure that everyone is catered for and that we have the best chance of supporting our Carers and children.
By the Bridge Foster Parents come from all walks of life and backgrounds and bring a wide range of experience to Fostering. What’s most important to us is your ability to care for a child so we welcome applications from everyone regardless of marital status, ethnicity, religion, gender or sexuality.
We are with you every step of the way and are currently looking for new Foster Parents in Colchester, Clacton, Chelmsford, Southend, Romford, Ilford and their surrounding areas. So if you have a genuine commitment to help children and have a spare bedroom at home for a child to call their own, we’d like to hear from you.
Find out more about Fostering
To get in touch, use or contact form or call 0800 644 6230 today.