Sunbeam Fostering Ofsted Inspection Report
We are regulated by Ofsted to ensure we adhere to the National Minimum Fostering Standards (2011) and other relevant legislation.Inspections are undertaken as determined by Ofsted depending on care standards, services and length of operation. Our most recent assurance visit for our London & South registration was in November 2020 and prior to that we had inspections in July 2018, January 2015 and December 2011. We are proud of our high standards and continue to look to exceed these and improve further.Our Midlands registration was inspected in June 2017 and we are rated Good.
Sunbeam Pride Ofsted Inspection Report
Our most recent inspection was in February 2019 and prior to that September 2015 and January 2012. The inspection report highlights Sunbeam Pride’s commitment and dedication to providing the ‘best’ foster care to all children and young people, and the ‘best’ support to all our foster carers. Below extract from the inspection report which we are particularly proud of:
“All children make good progress within this agency, in all areas of their lives. They benefit from committed and dedicated foster carers who are effectively trained, and supported to meet the individual needs of children”.
“The children are very positive about their placements and the support they receive from their foster carers and the agency. This is because they are placed with foster carers who have the skills and backgrounds to provide care that is unique to children’s needs”
“The agency delivers a consistently good quality of care to foster carers and children. Management and staff support carers and children in ways that exceed what they might expect. Foster carers spoke about the flexibility, motivation and wide ranging support they receive from the agency”.
“Foster carers have the skills and backgrounds to provide care that is unique to children’s needs. This is because the service provides successful matching of children to foster carers. The agency’s placement team has an in-depth knowledge of their foster carers, and strong working relationships with placing authorities”.
“The children, foster carers and staff benefit from excellent leadership, delivering an effective service which meets the needs of those children. A consistent strength of the agency is their ethos of placing children at the centre of their work, in the decisions made and in meeting the diverse needs of the children”.
Please click on the links below to see our reports
- Ofsted assurance visit – London Office – November 2020
- Ofsted report – London Office – July 2018
- Ofsted report – London office – January 2015
- Ofsted report – London office – December 2011
- Ofsted report – Midlands office – June 2017
- Ofsted report – London office – November 2007
- Ofsted report – Sunbeam Pride office – February 2019
- Ofsted report – Sunbeam Pride office – September 2015
- Ofsted report – Sunbeam Pride office – January 2012
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.”