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Can I Foster Children

CAN I FOSTER CHILDREN

We need foster carers from a wide range of backgrounds, races and religion. This is because all children have their own unique and individual background and heritage. You do not need to be married, own a house or have children of your own.

Foster Children

Can I Foster?


We need foster carers from a wide range of backgrounds, races and religion. This is because all children have their own unique and individual background and heritage. You do not need to be married, own a house or have children of your own.

We aim to ensure that each child’s needs are met and matched as closely as possible, we use the following selection criteria:

Applicants able to accept teenagers.
Applicants comfortable with parents visiting their home.
An ability to reflect on life experiences and to mature through them.
Previous employment or experience in children’s services – paid or unpaid.
If living with a partner/ spouse, the relationship should be established and secure.
Applicants who show a willingness to work towards meeting care standards for fostering.
An ability to see beyond children’s behaviour, and to link it to past trauma, where applicable.
An empathy for and natural ability to nurture children traumatised by separation from their birth families.
Applicants with particular skills and experience in specific areas as learning difficulties, medical problems etc.
Applicants with experience of the previous fostering and/or close involvement with someone who has already fostered.

In addition, Sunbeam will expect the applicants to have:

A spare bedroom
Plenty of physical and emotional stamina.
A commitment to attend training events and support groups.
A willingness to support a child’s/young person’s attendance for therapy, hospital appointment etc – including the provision of transport where necessary.

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