Interested in Fostering? Time to Care?
We look forward to interest, enquires and applications from experienced foster carers and those who wish to start their fostering career. Being a foster carer for Beams can make a real difference to children and young people. Beams vision is to provide children and young people with a safe secure base to enable them to reach their full potential. If you think you can foster for Beams and help us provide the safe secure base call today 01493 751593
Beams supports the Fostering Network Protocol (2014)
All Foster carers for Beams receive between £430-£675 per week per child, depending on age, in addition birthday, festival and holiday allowance are paid. Children who need a more intensive, specialist placement receive an additional allowance.
Beams is a local agency where the directors of the Agency are involved in the day to day activity of the Agency. We want our carers to be and to feel a part of Beams.
Karen and Beryl can now see that vision coming to fruition. Foster carers who have joined Beams speak of the “child centred way in which the agency works” and say “we love being part of an Agency that knows us and we know them”.
Carers who have transferred for Beams were surprised as to how easy the process was. "Beams ensured that the whole process went smoothly", said a carer who transferred from another fostering provider.
"The agency provides good foster placements for children and young people with a range of needs including some with particularly complex needs. The children and young people have their needs met and their welfare safeguarded and promoted. Placements are stable and any moves are carefully considered to ensure that they are in children and young people’s best interests. This stability enables children and young people to develop a sense of belonging in their foster families and to build positive and beneficial relationships with their carers. They only offer placements for children and young people whose needs they believe they can meet effectively."
"The assessment process for carers is thorough and is carried out in a timely way, so that potential carers are not lost due to delays. Carers are well supervised to ensure that they provide a high standard of care and to help them find effective ways of working with children and young people. The responsible individual and registered manager are very involved in the running of the agency and know its strengths and areas for development. All agency staff work well with the carers, so that they feel included in the team around the child or young person. This is enhanced by good relationships with the placing social workers and schools."
Karen Beales Registered Manager 07712331340 Beryl Sims Responsible individual 07712331320