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World Social Worker Day 2019

World Social Worker Day 2019

Today marks the annual World Social Worker Day. The day highlights ‘Promoting the Importance of Human Relationships’. World Social Work Day is the key day in the year that social workers stand together to celebrate the achievements.

As a foster carer you will have a dedicated Supervising Social Worker who will…

• Keep in frequent touch with you and your family with regular phone calls and visits.
• Arrange any additional support needed.
• Support you throughout your entire fostering journey, by attending meetings with you, writing reports and keeping records up to date.
• They will help to identify any relevant foster care training that you need to help you achieve and develop further.
• They will also keep careful records of the progress of children and young people placed with you.

At Sunbeam we offer 24-hour support, 365 days of the year. There will always be a dedicated team member for you to speak to who will be able to help you and support you further day or night.

Your Supervising Social Worker also works alongside the child or young person’s Social Worker. They will work together with you on matching a child who fits with your approval terms and also with your family. The child or young person’s social worker that is in your care will also keep in touch with them throughout their placement with you.

A role of a social worker can be one of the most rewarding jobs, providing the opportunity to help and support someone and helping to change their life for the better. According to the Guardian statistics levels, 1,411 professionals from a variety of social work roles when asked 84% said they were proud of their job, meanwhile 77% of people asked said they enjoyed their job and another 71% said they feel they are making a difference.

Thank you to our dedicated social workers.

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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