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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update and your support

Sunbeam Fostering Agency is following Government Advice relating to COVID-19 and ensuring best practice and support to adhered to. This to ensure the welfare and provide the best possible support children, foster carers, staff and all other related parties.

Specific measures and responses include (but are not limited to):

  • Practice Guidance and Support Policy implemented and shared with foster carers
  • Staff Guidance Policy implemented and shared with staff
  • Other Guidance shared with external parties on working practices and support including panel members and Form F assessors
  • COVID-19 Safety Plan implemented for all fostering households
  • Training and events are on hold until confirm otherwise
  • Visits to foster carers are continuing
  • Foster carer visits are continuing for higher support families and through video calls for all other families
  • Our offices remain open and operational
  • Health measures for each office, staff contact, meetings and visits
  • Business continuity plan updated for COVID-19
  • Working from home for staff implemented where possible
  • Trackers implemented for foster carers, children and staff that are unwell to monitor progress

The agency will continue to monitor Government Advice and respond accordingly.

If foster carers, children or other parties have any questions or concerns, please do contact us.

Testimonials

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.

Foster Carer
Foster Carer

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
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.”

Asma
Asma

“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.”

Karen Thorn
Karen Thorn

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