Fostering In Essex

Fostering in Essex with Sunbeam Fostering Agency

Become a foster carer in Essex with Sunbeam Fostering Agency.

Do you live in Essex? And looking for a local fostering agency with whom you want to become a foster carer?

We offer up to £700 per child per week with excellent support in Essex.

Become a foster carer in Essex with Sunbeam Fostering Agency.

Sunbeam provides local support for carers in Essex and surrounding areas through our resource centre in Walthamstow. 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 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 offices in London, Coventry with resource centres in Nottingham, Wembley, Walthamstow, Croydon, Portsmouth, Birmingham, Northampton and a register sister agency in Luton”

Over 70,000 children live with almost 55,000 foster families across the UK each day. This is nearly three-quarters of the over 98,000 children in care away from home on any one day in the UK. Every year thousands of new foster families are needed (Fostering Network). More than 9,200 foster carers are needed only in the current year (2023) and this is increasing every year as more children are coming into care. To support and provide a loving family home to these looked after children, Sunbeam is always looking for foster carers in all over Essex. If you live in Essex want to know more about fostering and would you like to become a foster parent, then we can help with your fostering enquiry. We provide free training and support with generous fostering allowances to those fostering in Essex.

We currently provide services to over 75 Local Authorities in London, South East, South Central, Midlands and North regions and are geographically expanding into further areas to recruit more foster carers for the benefit of children in care. We are accredited by the relevant professional bodies such as London Care Placements, South Central Framework Authorities and East and West Midlands Childcare Consortia. We also hold contracts with West London Alliance, Croydon, Sutton, Lambeth, Lewisham, Suffolk, Luton, Central, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Hampshire etc. We are member of NAFP, NWG and Fostering Network. Sunbeam is also a member of Coram BAAF and FosterTalk.  All our foster carers are individual members of the FosterTalk. As one of the largest and most progressive independent fostering agencies in the UK, we provide quality family placements to children in care and competitive foster care payments to our foster carers.

To begin fostering in Essex, fill our call back request form and a member of our local staff will be in touch with you soon.

Sunbeam Fostering works closely with Essex council and currently hold framework contract with them. We are one of the small numbers of agencies work with Essex. We have a number of foster carers and looked after children in Essex. We are committed to building the availability of foster carers within Essex, to meet the needs of the children and young people living in the local community.

We are recruiting across Essex including:

  • Watford
  • Hemel Hempstead
  • St Albans
  • Stevenage
  • Welwyn Garden City
  • Essex
  • Bishops Stortford
  • Hatfield
  • Borehamwood
  • Hitchin
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Sunbeam Fostering Can offer:

  • Dedicated local support from the social work team
  • Regular home visits
  • Free ongoing training and development programme
  • Local support groups for foster carers
  • Local support groups for children and young people
  • Family fun days and activities throughout the year
  • Annual Awards ceremonies
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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.

Are you passionate about making a difference for children and have time and energy to give to a child?