Sunbeam Fostering Agency is one of the largest independent fostering agencies in the UK. 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. Fostering will provide you with an opportunity to change a child’s life for the positive future, which is a shared focus between Sunbeam and all our carers.
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 Outstanding.
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 CoramBAAF. All our staff and carers are members of the Fostering Network.
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.
Area of operations
We are currently supporting and recruiting foster carers in the following areas,
Our aim at Sunbeam Fostering is to make sure that we provide excellent support to all foster carers, children and young persons. There are so many good reasons why you should foster with us. Here is some of our foster carers sharing their experiences.
Hannah and Kashif
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.
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,