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Sunbeam Fostering Agency and 20 years of success

Sunbeam Fostering agency is one of the UK largest and most progressive independent fostering agencies.

Recently we have celebrated 20 years of success.

We are very thankful to all our foster carers for all their input and hard work.

Independent research has demonstrated that the longer a young person can stay with a foster family, the more successful they are later on.

In those 20 years, we have achieved some amazing goals.

  • Sunbeam has provided a combined length of service of over 4,000 years across all foster carers
  • We have supported 5000 children and young persons
  • 95% of our care leavers are in education or employment
  • We have approved and supported 1000 foster carers over the past 20 years
  • Our average placement length is 650 days
  • Every year we are supporting up to 700 children and young persons

All our foster carers are well trained and able to provide a healthy and nurturing environment to enable children/young person an appropriate development into adulthood. They are well trained to develop their parenting skills.

Our foster carers provide an environment to enable all children/young persons growing independence and maturity.

Sunbeam foster carers have skills to enable children/young persons to sustain relationships and provide an ability to value themselves and others.

Foster carers are doing a great job and looking after children/young persons, who are abused, neglected, family break up or came from a different culture/background where they have suffered too much. Over 65,000 foster children/young persons are living with foster carers in UK. More than 8000 Foster carers are needed only in the current year (2019).

Many people wrongly assume that their age, relationship status (if they are single, for example, or different sex) or if they don’t own a home will stop them to become foster carer. But this is not true. “It’s frustrating because there is so much potential out there,” says Helen Clarke, development worker at the Fostering Network. “But actually there are very few things that might rule you out from fostering, apart from obvious things like certain criminal offences.”

To become foster carer or if you need more information, please visit our website or call our recruitment team on 02087990930 or send an email to recruitment@sunbeamfostering.com. We would be helping/guiding you from the very first step to all the way to approve you as foster carer and throughout your fostering career. https://www.thefosteringnetwork.org.uk/blogs/dom-tfn/foster-carer-discusses-positive-effects-staying-in-care

Testimonials

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.

Foster Carer
Foster Carer

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
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.”

Asma
Asma

“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.”

Karen Thorn
Karen Thorn

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