Become a Foster Carer with Sunbeam!

Sunbeam was first established back in 2000 by three directors, now with combined social work experience amounting to over 90 years, Sunbeam Fostering Agency is a foster care agency that has established a well-deserved reputation for their unique approach and their ability to change children’s lives for the better by finding them the care they deserve. It’s an approach that has had such a significant impact on the lives of children in their care and the families they find to foster them. Based in London, Sunbeam Fostering Agency has successfully expanded to the Midlands and Home Counties (Sunbeam Pride), it is one of the largest and most progressive independent foster care agencies in the UK. Sunbeam Fostering Agency has a further registered office located in Coventry that opened in 2009 and is separately registered with Ofsted with support from local offices in Birmingham, Blackburn and Nottingham. Sunbeam Fostering has three registered offices and eight local resource centres to make it easier for all our foster carers to offer local help and support. What distinguishes Sunbeam from their peers is the honest and ethical approach we use in everything we do. Sunbeam has a proven track record over many years and the team deserves a great deal of credit for the positive impact they’ve had on so many lives.

Sunbeam has come a long way from those humble beginnings in 2000 and it’s fair to say it’s been quite a journey. Sunbeam Fostering Agency is established to primarily offer high quality and well supported fostering placements for a diverse range of looked after children and young people. Sunbeam provides specialist placements for children with complex and challenging needs as well as mainstream foster care establishing the individual needs of each child so they can find an environment that best suits them. The overriding concern is always the welfare and the long-term happiness of the child and this is something that Sunbeam has consistently managed to achieve over the years. 

At Sunbeam Fostering Agency we are proud of our standards and the support and training we provide to all our foster carers. What drives us is the children’s needs, which means we take the time with each child to tackle the problems he/she may face while encouraging positive behaviour as well as offering support with education, employment and all responsibilities post 18.  

Sunbeam philosophy has always been to offer individualized, person cantered care for children and carers in a safe and supportive manner to achieve the very best outcomes for children. Sunbeam offers support to foster carers and enhance their skills through tailored training packages. If you are thinking about becoming a foster carer, Sunbeam Fostering Agency offers a well-supported assessment and preparation period where you will be assessed on your suitability to provide foster care. You will receive full support from our experienced staff throughout every stage. Sunbeam Fostering Agency provides you with specific training required to prepare you to foster and achieve the skills to foster, this is undertaken over a three-day period. The benefits to this are; it gives you the chance to meet others and share experiences and learn a lot more about foster care. 

There will be some of you reading this that may have previously thought about fostering but perhaps never taken it further because it is such a big step. Of course, it’s daunting but there can be few more regarding roles than being able to transform the life of a child and the experienced team at Sunbeam Fostering Agency will hold your hand through the whole process offering unrivalled support from day one. Choosing fostering as a career allows you the opportunity to work in a field where you can directly change a child’s life for the better. Fostering is a life-changing not just for the child in care, but for you as the carer too. 

It will come as no surprise for anybody that has worked with Sunbeam Fostering Agency to discover that in their latest Ofsted Inspection for London and South rated ‘Good’ and Sunbeam Pride is ‘Good’ with no recommendation and improvement. The Ofsted rating is obviously great news but for any organisation the most glowing endorsement they can receive is from the people they work with and the fact that Sunbeam is held in such high regard by both our foster carers and the children says a great deal about the organisation they are and the way they operate.

For information or to discover more about working as a foster care please call us now on 02087990930 or visit our website on www.sunbeamfostering.com