Fostering in Tower Hamlets


Fostering in Tower Hamlets :

Become a foster carer in Tower Hamlets with Sunbeam Fostering Agency.

Do you live in Tower Hamlets? 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 resource centres in Walthamstow and a sister agency in Luton. We offer up to £650 per child per week with local staff at hand in Tower Hamlets.

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 Tower Hamlets 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.

Sunbeam provides local support in Tower Hamlets 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. For example, School runs etc.


If you need more information or want to speak to our recruitment team, please call us on 020 8799 0930 or fill call back request form and we will be in contact to answer all your questions and guide you.

Can I Become a Foster Carer?

We need foster carers from a wide range of backgrounds, races and religion. This is because all children have their own unique and individual background and heritage. You do not need to be married, own a house or have children of your own.

Please contact us if you have any questions and would like to explore fostering.


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.

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.