Fostering in with Sunbeam Pride Fostering Services:
Become a foster carer in Hitchin with Sunbeam Pride Fostering Service.
Sunbeam Pride Fostering Service (part of Sunbeam Fostering Group) is an Independent Fostering Agency registered with Ofsted providing high quality and well supported fostering placements for a diverse range of looked after children and young people across Hertfordshire.
According to the latest LAC statistics released by DfE, the number of looked after children continues to increase; it has increased steadily over the last nine years. At 31 March 2017, there were 72,670 looked after children, an increase of 3% on 2016. To support and provide a loving family home to these looked after children, Sunbeam Pride is always looking for foster carers in all over Hertfordshire. If you live in Hitchin 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 Hertfordshire.
To begin fostering in Hitchin, fill our call back request form and a member of our local staff will be in touch with you soon.
Sunbeam Pride works closely with Hertfordshire council and currently hold framework contract with them. We are one of the small numbers of agencies work with Hertfordshire. We have a number of foster carers and looked after children in Hitchin. We are committed to building the availability of foster carers within Hitchin, to meet the needs of the children and young people living in the local community.
Sunbeam Pride 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
We are recruiting across Hertfordshire including:
- Hemel Hempstead
- St Albans
- Welwyn Garden City
- Bishops Stortford
Fostering children is a way of providing a stable family life for children and young people who are unable to live with their birth parents for different reasons. We always want to hear from people who are new to fostering and would like to know more or experienced in fostering who would like to transfer to Sunbeam Pride Fostering Service.
If you are new to fostering, you don’t have to make a decision straight away. You can read more on our website. Some useful pages are, become a foster carer, fostering children, and fostering allowance. You can also download our guide to fostering which gives useful information about the role of independent fostering agencies, and foster care payments structures with Sunbeam Pride Fostering Service; as well as how to foster a child in your area and the main requirements for fostering children.
Sunbeam Pride was established in 2009 to provide specialist placements for children with complex and challenging needs as well as mainstream foster care. Sunbeam Pride is part of the Sunbeam Fostering Group, one of the largest and most progressive independent fostering agencies in London and the Midlands.
What our 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.
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.
Hannah and Kashif
“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.”