Sibling groups

We understand the challenges presented by sibling groups and have tailored our support and service accordingly

Specialist Placement Of Sibling Groups

 

When sibling groups are placed in foster care it can become a challenge for Local Authority to keep them together. However, it is very important to keep the children together given their potential relationships with each other, support they may provide each other and their shared experiences.

 

We are seeing an increasing need for foster homes for sibling groups and also seeing a greater number of younger children being referred to us. “Younger” includes babies and under fives.

 

Planning for Sibling Groups

Fostering multiple children can be a challenge for even the most experienced carers.Challenges may include:

 

 Space at your home

 

 Financial budgets

 

 Transportation to school, contact and other activities

 

 Cooking for a larger group

 

 Keeping children occupied

 

 Sleeping arrangements

 

We understand the challenges presented by sibling groups and have tailored our support and service accordingly. We will assist by:

 

 Providing extensive training

 

 Help plan for sibling groups through your approval process

 

 Provide additional support or transport where needed (agreed by the Local Authority)

 

 Assist with providing activities

 

 Allocate a dedicated social worker with experience of sibling groups

 

 Pay competitive allowances to cover higher costs

 

Sibling groups can of course be very challenging but are equally rewarding when positive outcomes are achieved. Our specialist services for sibling groups aim to help to achieve this.

Sunbeam Fostering Agency

Sunbeam is one of the UK's leading Foster Agencies with an established reputation for high standards and outstanding support.

 

 
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Our Locations

LONDON (Registered Office)

Sheraton Business Centre 33-34 Wadsworth Road Perivale Middlesex UB6 7JB, UK


MIDLANDS (Registered Office)

383 Broad Lane Coventry West Midlands CV5 7AX, UK


SOUTH (Resource centre)

South Central, Atlantic House, Imperial Way, Reading, RG2 0TD, UK