Fostering in Kidderminster
Fostering in Kidderminster with Sunbeam Fostering Agency
Sunbeam Fostering Agency 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 Kidderminster.
Sunbeam provides local support for carers in Kidderminster and surrounding areas through our local support 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 support team available on 24/7/365 basis who will help and support you while fostering with Sunbeam.
Sunbeam Fostering Agency is one of the UK’s largest and most progressive independent fostering agencies, we have offices all around England, please visit our contact us page to locate the nearest Sunbeam office.
Sunbeam Fostering Agency is one of the largest and most progressive independent foster care agencies in London and the Midlands, providing good quality and innovative family placements to children in care. The business was established in 2000 in response to the market need for a prompt coordinated service to provide foster care to children and young people in need, especially those from ethnic minorities. We currently provide services to over 50 local authorities in Greater London and the Midlands. Our head office is based in Langley, Berkshire with resource centres to provide support to foster carers and children in Wembley, Walthamstow, Croydon and Portsmouth. The Langley (London & South) business is registered with Ofsted and is rated Good.
Sunbeam Fostering Agency has a further office in Coventry, which was opened in 2009 and is separately registered with Ofsted. To support our Coventry office, we have also resource centres in Nottingham and Birmingham. Sunbeam is a member of the Fostering Network and FosterTalk. All our staff and carers are members of the FosterTalk.
Sunbeam Pride Fostering
Sunbeam Pride Fostering Service 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. The company was established in 2009 in order to provide specialist placements for children with complex and challenging needs as well as mainstream foster care. Our registered office is in Luton and to support of registered office, we have also a resource centre in Northampton. Pride has excellent relationships with local authorities and we have been successful with recent tender applications in their local area. This includes the Luton, Central Bedfordshire and Bedford framework contact. We are currently recruiting carers and would welcome the opportunity to meet new potential carers.
To become a foster parent or if interested to know more about fostering in Kidderminster and how we can help with your fostering enquiry, call us now or complete a callback request and a member of the recruitment team will get in touch to answer any questions you may have. 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 all our foster carers.
Sunbeam 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
Birmingham (Resource Centre)
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See 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.”
I have grown both professionally and personally at Sunbeam.am very grateful for that, as fostering is my passion, and my job allows me to use my skills whilst doing what I love.
All the staff at sunbeam are friendly and helpful , I truly feel like we are all a family and its nice when we all get together when celebrating foster carers and children’s achievements as it shows off everyone’s hard work.
It’s a great place to work. All the managers are super helpful and are always looking after their team. I have grown a lot at this agency.
Working for Sunbeam has been very fulfilling for me. As I get to work for the community and get a chance to make a difference as child welfare is at the core value of this agency.
I have been in placement with my foster carers for 11 years. Sunbeam placed me with foster carers who have always treated me like a family member. Sunbeam has also been very supportive throughout all these years
Fostering changes life, I have experienced this first-hand. My foster carers have been very supportive of me and my siblings. They keep us motivated to do good in our studies and always stay involve.
Sunbeam organises many fun and informative days out for us regularly. We recently went to the University of Cambridge and attended their seminar on ‘Realise’ program for care leavers. I am really thankful to Sunbeam for organising this trip.
Children and carers receive practical and therapeutic support from the agency and enjoy regular social occasions to relax, enjoy and celebrate alongside staff and managers.
“All children make good progress within this agency, in all areas of their lives. They benefit from committed and dedicated foster carers who are effectively trained, and supported to meet the individual needs of children”.
Staff and foster carers alike referred to the agency as being like a ‘family’ when describing their experiences. The registered manager consults well with carers and staff, incorporating their views when monitoring the quality of care provided to children. The registered manager has good audit systems in place and maintains good oversight of practice.
“The agency delivers a consistently good quality of care to foster carers and children. Management and staff support carers and children in ways that exceed what they might expect. Foster carers spoke about the flexibility, motivation and wide ranging support they receive from the agency”.
We love to work with children and are really happy with the support that we are getting from Sunbeam. Our social worker is wonderful, we couldn’t have done it without her.
We are very happy with the support that we are getting from Sunbeam Fostering. We are provided with many interesting trainings and support group throughout the year which help us immensely.