Blakedown with Sunbeam
Getting started with fostering
How to become a foster carer in Dunley
Fostering in Dunley with Sunbeam Fostering Agency
Become a foster carer in Dunley with Sunbeam Fostering Agency.
Do you live in Dunley? And looking for a local fostering agency with whom you want to become a foster carer?
We offer up to £650 per child per week with excellent support in Dunley.
Sunbeam provides local support for carers in Dunley and surrounding areas through our resource centre in Birmingham. Which means you will have a supervising social worker local to you and available to support you if you need them. Also, we have other support staff on a 24/7/365 basis who will help you with any help and support you need while fostering with Sunbeam.
Sunbeam Fostering Agency is one of the largest in the UK, we have local offices in Coventry and Birmingham with resource centres in Nottingham, Wembley, Walthamstow, Croydon, Eastleigh, Birmingham and a register sister agency in Luton.
Steps to become a foster carer
Make an Enquiry
Initial Home Visit
Preparation & Training
Know More About Fostering
1. Do I need to be married to become a foster parent?
2. I work, am I still able to become a foster parent?
3. I am renting, am I still able to foster?
5. I have tenants/lodgers. Can I foster?
6. Will my race or religion be an issue?
7. Will I receive any training?
8. How long does this take?
9. Do I need any qualifications?
10. I’m old! I want to foster, how do I apply?
11. What can I expect once I have applied to become a foster parent?
12. If I am approved, what happens next?
Become a Foster Carer
Take a first step towards fostering, get in touch with our fostering team
Who can foster?
What foster carers are saying
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.
Hannah and Kashif
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.
“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.”
“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.”