Fostering in Leicester
Become a foster carer in Leicester with Sunbeam Fostering Agency.
We have a registered office in Coventry with resource centres in Nottingham, Birmingham and Blackburn to facilitate training for foster carers in the Midlands North areas. Our local staff and team are on hand to assist with training and local support groups which are held in Nottingham and surrounding areas, and supported by our registered office in Coventry.
Coventry registered Office: 383 Broad Lane, Coventry, West Midlands, CV5 7AX
Nottingham resource centre: Melrose House, 9 Waverly Street, Nottingham, NG7 4HF
Birmingham resource centre: Arion Business Centre, Harriet House, 118 High Street Erdington, Birmingham B23 6BG
Do you live in Leicester and want to learn more about what is fostering, what is a foster carer or would you like to become a foster parent? We provide free training and support to foster carers in the Leicester area, as well as generous fostering allowances for fostering in Leicester.
To apply to become a foster parent or if interested in fostering a child or fostering in Leicester, please visit our online application page. As one of the largest and most progressive independent fostering agencies, we provide quality family placements to children in care and competitive foster care payments for our carers fostering in Leicester.
Fostering a child is a way of providing a stable family life for children and young people who are unable to live with their birth parents. We always want to hear from carers experienced in fostering children who would like to transfer to Sunbeam.
To learn more about what is fostering, what is a foster carer’s role and how to foster a child, please download our guide to foster care. Our guide also gives useful information about: the role of independent fostering agencies; fostering allowances and foster care payments structures with Sunbeam; as well as how to foster a child in your area and the main requirements for fostering children.
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.”