To apply to become a foster parent in Birmingham or if interested in fostering a child or fostering in Birmingham, please visit our online application page. As one of the largest and most progressive independent fostering agencies, we provide quality family placements to children in care and competitive foster care payments for our carers.
Fostering a child is a way of providing a stable family life for children and young people who are unable to live with their birth parents. We always want to hear from carers experienced in fostering children who would like to transfer to Sunbeam.
To learn more about what is fostering, fostering in Birmingham, the foster carer’s role and how to foster a child, please download our guide to foster care. Our guide also gives useful information about the role of independent fostering agencies; fostering allowances and foster care payments structures with Sunbeam; as well as how to foster a child in your area and the main requirements for fostering children.
At Sunbeam we are proud of our standards and the support and training that we provide to our foster carers. We would welcome you to take the opportunity to speak to one of our existing foster carers to hear this first hand.
We have a good record in maintaining placements and this is due to excellent matching process at the placement stage and also that we seek to address any concerns quickly.
Many Local Authorities now have Framework Agreements (determined by a tendering process) and often Sunbeam will be in the top tier of these contracts to ensure that we receive strong referrals levels for placements.