Every foster family will have a dedicated team of support which include:
When you become a foster parent you will be designated a Link Worker who will be on hand to guide and advise your throughout your placements. Weekly phone calls and monthly visits to help you resolve any problems you may be facing, recognise your successes and generally be on hand to help and support you and your foster child.
By the Bridge with Cambian employs full-time Education Advisors / Grow-Achieve-Learn Consultants (EAGaLs) who are designated to every child or young person in our care to ensure they reach their full potential. They also help to educate them and develop certain lifestyle skills, reach educational targets and advise them on further education routes after school, e.g. college or university.
We appreciate that fostering can be both emotionally and physically demanding, that’s why we have regional therapists who are there to offer consultations to you if there’s ever a time you want to talk through any problems or issues you may be facing. This can be done over the phone or during a face to face meeting or you can attend one of our therapeutic forums alongside other By the Bridge with Cambian Foster Parents for additional support and feedback.
Out of hours team
You’ll never have to face a problem alone with us, that’s why we have a dedicated out of hours team who are on hand to answer your call any time, day or night. They will be able to offer you the best advice.
For more information, contact us here, or call 0800 644 6230 to speak to our experienced team.