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Fostering in Portslade

Fostering in Portslade The world may not change if you foster a child but for that child,
their world will change
Fostering in Portslade The world may not change if you foster a child but for that child,
their world will change

Fostering in Portslade

Sunbeam Fostering Agency

Become a foster carer in Portslade with Sunbeam Fostering Agency. Do you live in Portslade? 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 Portslade.

Sunbeam provides local support for carers in Portslade and surrounding areas through our registered offices in London and resource centre in Portsmouth. This 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 Fostering Agency is one of the largest fostering agencies in the UK, we have offices all around England, please visit our contact us page to locate the nearest Sunbeam office to Brighton.

Head Office - Langley

 Sunbeam House, 12 Waterside Drive, Langley, Slough, SL3 6EZ

Resource Centre - Portsmouth

 Gatcombe House, Copnor Road, Portsmouth, PO3 5EJ

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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 Portslade 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 members 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 is at hand to assist with training and local support groups held 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 Portslade 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 our foster carers.

Fostering in Portslade

Need for Foster Carers in South Central

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 Portslade, we provide quality family placements to children in our care and competitive foster care allowances to our carers.

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Sunbeam Fostering offers highly competitive rates of up to £650 per child per week in Portslade. Want to start fostering in Portslade? Just fill in the callback request or enquiry form and our fostering recruitment specialist will get in touch as soon as possible.
Are you passionate about making a difference for children and have time and energy to give to a child?

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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 Portslade 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.

Become a Foster Carer

Take a first step towards fostering, get in touch with our Portslade fostering team






    Who can foster?

    Your age should be at least 21 years-old (although by law you can apply to foster from 18) and to have a spare bedroom big enough for a young person to live in.

    Fostering Allowance

    As a foster carer, you will receive fostering allowance which normally covers things like food, clothing, transportation, pocket money, outings etc.

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    Frequent Questions

    We have answered a few common questions about fostering
    01. Do I need to be married to become a foster parent?
    No. You can be married, single, divorced or living together. The main thing that you need is to be able to provide a safe and supportive environment for your foster child.
    02. I work, am I still able to become a foster parent?
    Yes, you would be able to work part-time if you are a single foster parent to ensure that you are able to fulfil your commitments, you would need to make sure that your working arrangement is flexible so that you can tend to any emergencies that would arise with a foster child if needed. If you are a couple who have decided to become foster parents you would need to make sure that one of you is available at all times. This could be making sure that working hours don’t clash or maybe that one parent works while the other is home based to care for the foster child or children.
    03. I am renting, am I still able to foster?
    Yes, it does not matter if you are renting or own your home, this will not affect your application to become a foster carer. As long as you have a spare room in your home dedicated to accommodating foster children owner status is not a problem.
    04. Will my race or religion be an issue?
    No, diversity is very important as the foster children come from a variety of backgrounds. People of all races and faiths are needed to foster children.
    05. Do I need any qualifications?
    There are no special qualifications needed to become a foster carer, as any parent will tell you, children do not come with a manual. What you do need is a positive attitude, patience and understanding along with time and plenty of energy to devote to your foster children. This is a job like no other and the most important qualifications you can hold are people skills and empathy. A love of children is, of course, essential and the ability not to take things personally.
    06. I’m old! I want to foster, how do I apply?
    Once you have decided to become a foster parent, the first step would be to contact your local authority or the fostering agency you will have an initial chat with the application manager who will run through the process and answer any questions and address any concerns that you may have. The next stage would be for an assessor to visit you at home and get to know a little bit about you and find out more about your reasons for wanting to foster, they will also assess the suitability of your home. You will be given the opportunity to ask any questions and to address anything that you are unsure about. After this visit with you still wanting to go ahead and become a foster parent, you will be asked to fill in the official paperwork and this is where the serious application process begins.
    07. Will I receive any training?
    Yes, once you have been approved as a foster carer you will receive initial training and you will be given regular training sessions throughout the year. These will be a mix of new subjects and refresher courses. You will also be given the opportunity to gain an NVQ 2, 3 and 4