How to Foster a Child
The decision to foster is an important one and an important question for anyone considering fostering. It requires a lot of thought and consideration. Sunbeam has created a specific Guide to Foster Care to help you decide if fostering is right for you, and answer any questions you may have.
Although fostering children is a major decision, Sunbeam has created an informative guide and a step by step online application, to make the process as streamlined as possible. Fostering will no doubt change your life, and it is best to get as much information as possible. Read our insightful foster carer profiles and their experiences and advice to those seeking to enter the profession. With the right background and support, fostering a child can be a rewarding experience. As a private fostering agency, Sunbeam aims to support and guide all its foster carers on how best to foster children by providing up to date training and development, and staff committed to the welfare of both children and foster carers.
Sunbeam Fostering Agency follows strict guidelines in its screening criteria in recruiting foster carers. Read more about what it takes to become a foster carer and some of the desired traits we look for.
Appy To Become a Foster Carer
Download – Guide to Fostering a child
A GUIDE TO FOSTER CARE & BECOMING A CARER
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.”