Fostering in Lewisham


Fostering in Lewisham with Sunbeam Fostering Agency

Sunbeam Fostering Agency is one of the leading fostering agencies in the UK established in 2000 in the London area. 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.

Because of the good relationship and the overall growing numbers of children coming in to care, we urgently need foster carers in these areas and recruit on an ongoing basis. If you live in Lewisham and would like to become a foster carer or interested in fostering, then we will be happy to hear from you. As an independent fostering agency we offer,

  • Local support
  • Free training
  • 24/7 out of hours service
  • Local social work staff
  • Competitive fostering allowance

To support you we provide free training, as well as competitive fostering allowances. Fostering children require time, commitment and dedication and as a reward, our foster carers earn a respectable income of around £650 per week per child. This is of course dependent on children’s needs and can vary. Our foster carers also benefit from local support groups where they can meet our experienced foster carers who foster in Lewisham area and share their invaluable experience. They also have access to our extensive support and supervision. We will work with you throughout your fostering career, provide you all the necessary trainings and support you when you need it. At the end our goal is to provide an excellent care to our looked after children and provide them the opportunity to flourish.

We regularly hold information sessions on fostering and other events in your local area and if you feel, you have questions to ask or would like to attend, then why not have a look at our events page to see when we are coming next to you. Alternatively, you can complete a call back request or call us now on 0208 799 0930 and we will be happy to answer your questions, and start you with your fostering journey. Meantime you can also have a look at our guide to foster care and other relevant pages on fostering allowance, types of fostering, steps to becoming foster carers and importantly our FAQs.

Become a part of our team and make a difference to children’s life.

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.

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.