Our Specialisms

It is paramount that we achieve consistency throughout our team and have the involvement of students and parents.


Our in-house, salaried, multi-disciplinary team work in synergy to address any gaps in our students progress no matter what discliplines these concern. We recognise the importance of how an incident in one discipline could be the result of a disturbance in other areas.


Our multi-disciplinary teams consist of:


✓ Students

✓ Parents

✓ Specialist teaching teams and support staff

✓ Care teams, both night and day staff and managers

✓ Psychiatrist

✓ Psychologists

✓ Occupational therapists

✓ Speech and language therapists

✓ Physiotherapists

✓ Nurses


In addition, our staff are caring professionals, who also demonstrate many of the characteristics of good parents. They apply a gentle, yet firm annd consistent approach providing the emotional and educational support our students need. We also recognise the importance of parent involvement and feedback. All parents involved receive regular updates from our schools to discuss student progress. 


 For more information, email us here, or call 0161 507 3723 to discuss a referral in confidence.


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We have developed strong relationships with over 190 local authorities, clinical commissioning groups and health boards and understand our customers’ needs and preferences

Foster Parent Suitability Questionnaire

Some basics to become a foster parent

Here are a few questions to help you discover whether fostering is right for you and what we need from our foster parents.

1. I have a spare bedroom for a foster child

2. I will be available to care for a child full time

3. I am over 25 years old

4. I have a stable, positive home to offer a child

5. I am a patient, resilient and understanding person

Foster Parent Suitability Questionnaire

Becoming a professional foster parent

We regard fostering as a profession. Therefore we'll treat you as a professional - we'll provide great pay, support and training. In return we expect our foster parents to provide a high standard of care for our children. 

I want a professional career in fostering and am happy to undertake ongoing training

Foster Parent Suitability Questionnaire

The challenges of fostering

Fostering is life changing and rewarding work. It can also be challenging at times but our foster parents tell stories of the great satisfaction they gain with our expert support. 

I understand that some children in fostering may have challenging behaviour due to the experiences they may have had

Foster Parent Suitability Questionnaire

Working as part of a team

As a foster parent we require you to work as part of the By the Bridge team but also with social workers, teachers and health workers to help support the child.

I am able to talk and listen to young people, aswell as working part of a team to help support them