Hear from an experienced Muslim foster carers
Being a Muslim is absolutely not a barricade to fostering. Here is an experience shared by one of the Islamic Fostering family working with Sunbeam Fostering Agency. Below is what they have said about their fostering journey.
“We had much support and encouragement from all our friends and family in the community when we decided to become foster carers. Throughout our career as Foster Carers they have continued to be actually positive and supportive. We haven’t found that being Muslim has been a barricade to fostering in any way. We respect all the racial differences of the children we look after despite their background, and in turn we get their respect too. We have to mention that Sunbeam Fostering Agency is one of the best and they are very professional and supportive throughout the process. We have found it to be rewarding, motivating, and eventually great to see the difference we can make to children and young people who need a family atmosphere. We would like to Thank Sunbeam Fostering Agency for providing outstanding Support during the whole Fostering Journey.”
Sunbeam Fostering Agency is one of the UK’s largest and most progressive independent fostering agencies. We are working with more than 50 local authorities and every year fostering around 900 children. Most of these children are Muslim and we are trying to place them with Muslim foster families. There is a huge demand of Muslim foster carers and we urge everyone to come forward and help these children in need.
Everybody is entitled to make a living from their work and providing foster care is no different, and the fostering allowance is there to provide you with just that. You can be paid up to from £650 per week per child, however, this depends on the children’s needs (e.g parent and child or children with complex needs).
Once thought of as a voluntary occupation, providing foster care is now considered to be a professional career and it is generally accepted that fostering is a full-time occupation. As with any recognised profession, foster carer’s allowance and fostering fee’s for approved foster carers with IFAs are now quite competitive.
The type and amount of fostering allowance that you receive will depend on the type of foster care that you provide as well as who you work for
More detail- Fostering Allowance
Why Join Sunbeam?
There are many reasons to join Sunbeam Fostering. Some are given below:
- Providing full information about what is involved in fostering
- Comprehensive and up to date training
- Professional, experienced, qualified staff to undertake your assessment
- Careful matching of placements with your family
- 24-hour access to professional social work support
- Regular visits by a qualified social worker
- Regular support groups and social functions
- Competitive rates of fostering allowances up to £650 per week
- Management that values the work you do and cares about the welfare
Can I Become a Foster Carer?
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.
Please contact us if you have any questions and would like to explore fostering.
Every agency is different, so choosing the right one means making sure you can look after your choice of foster children, get the best foster carer’s support and the financial benefits that are right for you.
At Sunbeam, we are proud of our service. We have many offices and local support centres in different locations to make it easier for all our foster carers. We are working with more than 50 local authorities and have strong working relationship.
Are you passionate about making a difference for children and have time and energy to give to a child?