currently in England to support fostering
per child per week depending on children’s needs.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) - support for foster carers
Dear foster carers, We hope you are all well and very much thinking of you all at this difficult time. The health issues and concerns relating to Coronavirus are unfortunately continuing and we very much hope this impacts you and your family as little as possible but we appreciate the challenges that are currently taking place. As a Fostering Service supporting children, young persons and yourselves, we are monitoring official guidance from Public Health England and The Foreign Office.
Sunbeam is one of the largest and most progressive independent fostering agencies in the UK.
We provide good quality and innovated family placements to children in care. Sunbeam is an established Independent Fostering Agency that provides a range of fostering placements to meet the needs of looked after children. The organisation is managed by a team of experienced, qualified professionals who provide innovative and needs led service to children and young people in foster care.
Need for Fostering is increasing in the UK
There are at any one time more than 80,000 children in the UK in the care system
We welcome foster carers from a diverse range of backgrounds and all ages. We importantly look for carers that are committed to working with challenging and vulnerable children.
Professional, experienced, qualified staff to undertake your assessment
Comprehensive and progressive up to date training programme
A supervising social worker who will be local to you and dedicated to supporting you
Careful matching of placements with your family
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What foster carers are saying about Sunbeam
This job is probably one of my favourites. Every day is different, every day has new challenges and every day has new rewards. It’s not always easy but each challenge you go through with the child bonds you and makes you both stronger for each other.
Hannah and Kashif
We have been fostering for the last 8 years and feel proud to be a part of the Sunbeam family. At the beginning, we thought it’s a tough job, but the skills to foster initial training and the whole assessment procedure to become a carer was interesting, and it gave us both a broad insight into both the tough and rewarding side of what we were likely to encounter.
“Fostering is a rewarding experience as it allows you to actually make a difference for a child/young person. I feel happy being able to make such a difference whether it is for one day or several years.”
“When they told me that I had been approved for fostering, well I just cried. I was an emotional wreck and was so happy that I just couldn’t hold back my very, very, happy tears.”
Although restrictions are beginning to lift across England, it can still be a challenge to think of some …