Fostering in Maidstone
Become a foster carer in Maidstone with Sunbeam Fostering Agency.
Sunbeam provides local support in Maidstone 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 local support staff who will help you with any support you need while fostering with Sunbeam.
Sunbeam was established in 2000 in the London area. The company has grown in all major parts of the UK with dedicated staff members for each area and especially in Maidstone to fulfil the needs of looked after children in those areas.
We currently provide services to over 50 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.
Our local staff are at hand to assist with training and local support groups held in Maidstone and supported by our registered offices in London, Coventry and resource centres.
To become a foster parent or if interested to know more about fostering in Maidstone and how we can help with your fostering enquiry. Call us now or complete a callback request and a member of 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 our foster carers.
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. There are thousands of children across the UK, who need a foster home and a loving family. We are currently recruiting foster carers in Maidstone and would like to hear from you if you are able to help, have a spare bedroom, time, commitment and dedication to provide the family environment these children need.
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 or contact us where our staff will talk you through the process. 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 skills you need to foster children.
Sunbeam Fostering offers highly competitive rates of up to £650 per child per week in Maidstone. Want to start fostering in Maidstone? Just fill in the callback request or enquiry form and our fostering recruitment specialist will get in touch as soon as possible.
What is Fostering? or What is Foster Care? or How to become a Foster Carer?
All children and young people are different, making it difficult to define a “typical child”. However, what you can expect is that, as with any child or young person, they need security, stability and the chance to develop and thrive with carers who understand what is fostering and have empathy for the child’s situation.
To become a foster carer or for further information on what is fostering, please contact us today and we are happy to provide you with the information and support you need.
Why Join Sunbeam?
At Sunbeam we are proud of our standards and the support and training that we provide to our foster carers. We would welcome you to take the opportunity to speak to one of our existing foster carers to hear this first hand.
We have a good record in maintaining placements and this is due to excellent matching process at the placement stage and also that we seek to address any concerns quickly.
Many Local Authorities now have Framework Agreements (determined by a tendering process) and often Sunbeam will be in the top tier of these contracts to ensure that we receive strong referrals levels for placements.
Foster Carers choose Sunbeam because we provide:
- High quality, professional extensive support
- A supervising social worker who will be local to you and dedicated to supporting you
- Full support on a 24 hour basis through our out of hours team
- An excellent and progressive training programme
- The chance to be treated as a fostering professional
- The opportunity to become a specialist foster carer for children with challenging needs. This may be a child with disabilities, autism or learning difficulties
- Regular support groups for foster carers and children
- Competitive fostering allowances to cover children’s needs and provide a “reward” element to carers
- Good placement levels due to our tenders with Local Authorities and several preferred provider relationships
Then Sunbeam is the right fostering agency for you.
Full Support Provided
All children and young people placed with Sunbeam foster carers should have their own social worker from the relevant Local Authority who will keep in touch with them throughout their placement, make statutory visits and make care planning decisions with and for them.
However, in addition to the child’s social worker, every Sunbeam fostering agency has his/her own supervising social worker to ensure that they are fully supported.