About Sunbeam Fostering Agency


Sunbeam was established in 2000 by three Directors, now with combined social work experience amounting to over 90 years. The same founding directors remain at the heart of the company. Based in London, Sunbeam has successfully expanded to the Midlands (Sunbeam Midlands) and Home Counties (Pride Fostering Services). To date we have in excess of 450 foster carers available throughout the UK providing foster care to over 550 children. Sunbeam has secured several contracts and is the preferred provider for the majority of London and the surrounding areas Local Authorities. We have a dedicated staff team with extensive social work experience within the fostering sector throughout the organisation right up to the Directors.


Sunbeam London

Sunbeam Fostering Agency is one of the largest and most progressive independent foster care agencies in London and the Midlands, providing good quality and innovative family placements to children in care. The business was established in 2000 in response to the market need for a prompt coordinated service to provide foster care to children and young people in need, especially those from ethnic minorities. We currently provide services to over 50 local authorities in Greater London and the Midlands. Our head office is based in Langley, Berkshire with resource centres to provide support to foster carers and children in Wembley, Walthamstow, Croydon and Portsmouth. The Langley (London & South) business is registered with Ofsted and is rated Good.

Sunbeam Midlands

Sunbeam Fostering Agency has a further office in Coventry, which was opened in 2009 and is separately registered with Ofsted. To support our Coventry office, we have also resource centres in Nottingham, Birmingham and Blackburn. Sunbeam is a member of the Fostering Network and FosterTalk. All our staff and carers are members of the FosterTalk.

Sunbeam Pride Fostering

Sunbeam Pride Fostering Service is an Independent Fostering Agency registered with Ofsted providing high quality and well supported fostering placements for a diverse range of looked after children and young people. The company was established in 2009 in order to provide specialist placements for children with complex and challenging needs as well as mainstream foster care. Our registered office is in Luton and to support of registered office, we have also a resource centre in Northampton. Pride has excellent relationships with local authorities and we have been successful with recent tender applications in their local area. This includes the Luton, Central Bedfordshire and Bedford framework contact. We are currently recruiting carers and would welcome the opportunity to meet new potential carers.

Sunbeam Fostering Agency – where opportunities happen

Sunbeam is one of the country’s leading foster care agencies with an established reputation for high standards and outstanding support. We are looking for ambitious, dynamic and high-achieving team players to take the lead in developing & maintaining Sunbeam services as it progresses further on its journey towards excellence. A list of our current vacancies, List of current openings 

Statement of purpose

The core values of Sunbeam are:-

  • To provide high-quality care and achieve positive outcomes for children and young people.
  • Deliver strong support to our carers and enhance their skills through tailored training packages.
  • Recruit and invest in our staff team to provide support to our carers, children in care and to work with Local Authorities.
  • Meet and exceed foster care regulations including national minimum standards.
  • Maintain a strong financial base to ensure care quality is never compromised and value is provided to Local Authorities.

Please click on the link below for a copy of our Statement of Purpose for our London & South office and Midlands branch. The documents provide background on our operations, services, management team, the assessment process for carers and complaints procedure.

Click here to read our Statement of Purpose