Fostering Services

Foster Parent Benefits

As well as generous weekly pay, you’ll also be entitled to the following benefits:

 

Respite

We offer a maximum of 21 nights respite per foster child or young person. You can utilise our large pool of experience foster parents or ask your own friends and family to step in whilst you take a break. 14 days of respite can also be re-claimed if it goes unused.

 

FosterTalk Membership

You’ll receive free membership to FosterTalk which includes: free advice lines covering finance, counselling, education, personal advice and special discounts exclusive for foster parents. This package also includes discounts on a wide range of products and services, from insurance to theme park tickets and holidays.

 

Long Service Rewards

As a ‘Thank you’ for your hard work and dedication over the years you’re fostering with us, you’ll receive Red Letter experience days to show you that we value and appreciate everything you do. For each of the years you qualify for the reward, you’ll receive the red letter day voucher and a cash bonus for spending money too.

 

Refer a Friend Scheme

Know someone who you think will be good at fostering? Or how about getting an experience foster parent to transfer to us? We’ll reward you up to £2,000 for referring a friend or family member who goes onto successfully foster with By the Bridge.

 

Extra Work

As well as fostering, you can even use your skills and knowledge to do some extra work with us, whether that be supervising contact between a foster child and their birth families, or being an Appropriate Adult for a child who is in trouble.

 

Foster Child and Family Events

We host a number of events throughout the year for you, your foster child and own your family to attend. These are all organised and paid for us by us and include summer fun days, craft afternoons, trips to theme parks and festivals to ensure there are always things for you to do. It’s a great way of building new and existing relationships and helping you both to meet new foster children and parents alike.

 

For more information, contact us here, or call 0800 644 6230 to speak to our experienced team.

 

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Fostering Office Locations

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The By the Bridge with Cambian fostering offices are countryside locations, carefully chosen and decorated with bright colours, pictures and plants so that 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.