ABOUT SUNBEAM FOSTERING AGENCY | BEST FOSTERING AGENCY
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 Walthamstow and Croydon. The Langley (London & South) business is registered with Ofsted and is rated Good.
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 a resource centre in Nottingham. 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. 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.
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.
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.
Hannah and Kashif
“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.”