Become a foster carer in Kingston with Sunbeam Fostering Agency
Do you live in Kingston? And looking for a local fostering agency with whom you want to become a foster carer? Sunbeam Fostering Agency is one of the largest in the UK. We offer up to £650 per child per week with local staff at hand in Kingston.
We welcome foster carers from a diverse range of backgrounds and all ages.
Sunbeam Fostering Agency is one of the largest in the UK, we have offices in Langley & Coventry with resource centres in Northampton, Nottingham, Birmingham, Wembley, Walthamstow, Croydon, Portsmouth and a register sister agency in Luton.
Fostering in Kingston
We provide local support in Kingston to foster carers
Sunbeam provides local support for carers in Kingston and surrounding areas through our registered office in Langley and resource centre in Wembley. 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 is foster carers’ preferred partner
At Sunbeam, our first priority is the needs of our foster children and it is extremely important that we are able to provide them with the best match possible. As such, when children removed from their families and moved to foster families, they undergo a lot of trauma; therefore finding them a close matched family within their area will support them and have less impact on their lives as they will be able to stay in their local school, be able to see their friends etc.
This can only be achieved by recruiting foster carers in the local regions. Hence if you are someone who is looking to become a foster parent then complete our call back request and we will progress your application as soon as we can.
As one of the largest and most progressive independent fostering agencies based in Kingston, we provide quality family placements to children in our care and competitive foster care allowances to our carers.
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
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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.”
FAQ – FOSTERING
We have answered a few common questions about fostering