What we do

There are at any one time more than 65,000 children in the UK in the care system and as the population grows so does the number of children requiring foster homes.

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.

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Professional & qualified staff to undertake your assessment

Effective Matching

Careful matching of placements with your family

Full support

Comprehensive and progressive up to date training programme

Better Allowance

Competitive fostering allowances to cover children’s needs

Know About Fostering

Become a Foster Carer

Fostering children is a great service to brighten their future. Fostering is defined as taking temporary parental responsibility for a child outside of your own family.

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Why choose Sunbeam?

At Sunbeam, we are proud of our standards and the support and training that we provide to our foster carers. We are driven by children’s needs & encourage positive behaviour.

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Fostering Allowance

As a foster carer, you will receive fostering allowance which normally covers things like food, clothing, transportation, pocket money, outings and personal household expenses etc.

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Start fostering with Sunbeam

Become a foster carer

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What foster carers said about sunbeam fostering agency

Karen Thorn Foster Carer

Foster Carer

This job is probably one of my favourites.  Every day is different, every day has new challenges and everyday 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 Foster Carers

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."
Karen Thorn Foster Carer

Karen Thorn

"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."