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Fostering a Child

FOSTERING A CHILD

Fostering is a way of providing a stable family life for children and young people, who are unable to live with their parents at a point in time. This allows children the chance to thrive in a safe, secure, loving and caring home environment with foster carers. The children and young people placed with foster carers are from a diverse range of backgrounds and will display different behaviour depending upon their various experiences.

All children and young people are different, making it difficult to define a “typical child”. However, what you can expect is that, as with any child or young person, they need security, stability and the chance to develop and thrive with carers who understand what is fostering and have empathy for the child’s situation.

BECOMING A FOSTER PARENT

Becoming a foster parent is an important decision. A lot of determination and commitment is necessary throughout the fostering process and a lot of forethought is necessary before you embark on the process. Sunbeam is always here to help. On our website you will find a range of information about becoming a foster parent and the challenges and rewards that go along with fostering.

Fostering differs from adoption in that foster children remain the legal responsibility of the local authority and/or the birth parents whereas adoption ends the child’s legal relationship with birth parents.

7 STEPS BECOME A FOSTER CARER

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ENQUIRE TO BECOME A FOSTER CARER

    Your name
    Email address
    Do you have a spare bedroom?*
    Do you have any kind of childcare experience?*
    Are you in good health?*
    Do you have time to care for a child or young person?*

    HOW TO FOSTER A CHILD

    The decision to foster is an important one. How to Foster a Child is an important question for anyone considering fostering, and requires a lot of thought and consideration. Sunbeam has created a specific Guide to Foster Care to help you decide if fostering is right for you, and answer the question of how to foster a child.
    Although fostering a child is a major decision, Sunbeam has created an informative guide and a step by step online application, to make to process of Foster Care as streamlined as possible. Fostering a child will no doubt change your life, and it is best to get as much information as possible.
    Read our insightful foster carer profiles on Foster Care and their experiences and advice to those seeking to enter the profession. With the right background and support, fostering a child can be a rewarding experience.
    As an private fostering agency, Sunbeam aims to support and guide all its foster carers on how best to foster a child by providing up to date training and development, and staff committed to the welfare of both children and foster carers.
    Sunbeam Fostering Agency follows strict guidelines in its screening criteria for fostering a child. Read more about what it takes to become a foster carer and some of the desired traits we look for in a potential carer.