A message from the Recruitment and Marketing Manager

A message from the Recruitment and Marketing Manager

Dear Colleagues,

As we reach the end of Foster Care Fortnight I want to say a huge thank you to everyone that participated, including staff, children, foster carers and everyone else who contributed content and photos. Your efforts have helped raise awareness about the importance of fostering and the need for foster carers. As you may be aware there are nearly 70,000 children living with almost 55,000 foster families. The fostering Network estimates that a further 9,200 foster families are needed in the next 12 months alone, to ensure all fostered children can live with the right family for them. This being said, it makes campaigns like Foster Care Fortnight soo important for sunbeam to get involved in.

This year the theme of fostering communities has been highlighting the need for foster carers from all walks of life, as children in care are all from a diverse background and they need foster carers who can understand and support their unique needs. Let’s continue to remind and motivate people that by becoming a foster carer, you can make a real difference in a child’s life by providing them with love, care, and the stability they need to thrive.

Sunbeam Fostering is one of the UK’s largest and most progressive independent fostering agencies. We have 11 offices and resource centres in different areas to provide local help and support to our carers.

Fostering is a life changing experience and an amazing journey. Whether you are making an application or need more information about the process and would like to discuss things further, we are here to go through this with you and help you start your fostering journey. Our central recruitment team will respond to all fostering enquiries and answer any questions you may have. We will work with you to find out if fostering is the right choice for you before making any prior commitment. Call us now on 02087990930 and find out more about your fostering application.

If you do have any potential foster carers or people who have showed an interest to fostering, please forward their details to the recruitment team. Also, if you are an approved Foster Carer with or without a placement and would like to discuss the option of becoming a foster carer at Sunbeam, then please contact us now. We will not approach your current agency/Local Authority at the initial stage of your enquiry. However, should you progress with your application we will follow the Foster Carers Network Transfer Protocol and request. Remember there is a referral bonus for your recommendation.

Once again, thank you all for your contribution and I am hoping that we can continue to work together to support these fostering communities and encourage more people to become foster carers too.