a child become a foster family
a child become a foster family
Fostering in Wokingham :
Become a foster carer in Wokingham with Sunbeam Fostering Agency.
Do you live in Wokingham? 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 have offices in London, Coventry with head office in Langley and a sister agency in Luton. We offer up to £650 per child per week with local staff at hand in Wokingham.
Sunbeam provides local support in Wokingham 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 Aylesbury to fulfill 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, East and West Midlands Childcare Consortia, White Rose Framework, and Eastern Regions Consortium. Sunbeam is a member of the Fostering Network and CoramBAAF. All our foster carers are individual members of the Fostering Network.
What is Fostering? or What is Foster Care? or How to become a Foster Carer?
Fostering is a way of providing a stable family life for children and young people, who are unable to live with their parents at a point in time. This allows children the chance to thrive in a safe, secure, loving and caring home environment with foster carers. The children and young people placed with foster carers are from a diverse range of backgrounds and will display different behaviour depending upon their various experiences.
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.
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 to fulfill 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 centers.
To become a foster parent or if interested to know more about fostering in and how we can help with your fostering inquiry. 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.
Reason why you should choose us
Don’t hesitate, contact us for better help and services. Call us at 020 8799 0930 write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.”
All About Fostering Allowance
FAQ – FOSTERING
We have answered a few common questions about fostering here
01. What is the difference between fostering with an Independent Fostering Agency (IFA) or with a Local Authority?
02. I'm not married – does this matter?
03. Can I still go out to work and be a foster carer?
04. Do I have to own my home?
01. My partner doesn't live with me should I include them on the application form?
02. If I am going to be the main foster carer, do you need to carry out checks on my partner?
03. Do I have a choice in the type of child I care for?
01. How much is the Fostering Allowance?
02. What does the weekly allowance cover?
01. Will I be taxed on the allowance?
02. Do I qualify to claim any benefits?
03. Do I qualify for tax credits?
04. Will I have to pay National Insurance?
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.