Specialist Education

We are one of the largest providers of specialist education and behavioural health services for children in the UK.

 

Our schools and colleges provide support to children with Asperger's Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, severe learning difficulties and for those who suffer from social, emotional mental health (SEMH) and complex needs. Our placements include both 38 and 52 week admissions across a range of day schools and residential facilities across the country.

 

We also provide specialist residential care services for children and young people that are victims of sexual trauma, have hearing impairments along with associated difficulties, or are known to Child And Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

 

For more information or advice, contact us here, or call 0800 138 1184.

 

 

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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