Transforming futures for over 20 years

Swiis are committed to giving every young person the life they deserve

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Fostering with Swiis

With over 20 years experience, Swiis Foster Care, along with our sister company Swiis Foster Care Scotland, is regarded as one of the finest and largest family owned independent fostering agencies in the United Kingdom.

Our overarching commitment to attaining the best possible outcomes for ‘children looked after’ is reflected by the excellent retention rates of our children in placement and the exceptional educational outcomes achieved, which are amongst the highest in the foster care arena.

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Getting started with Swiis

One of our recruitment co-coordinators Paige talks through the process of becoming a foster carer.

How to become a Swiis foster carer

Fast track assessment

You could be a Swiis foster carer within 3 months!

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Foster carer Margaret Stemp

“It is amazing how much a child in need can help you realise what is important in life”

Margaret's fostering story in Durham

Read Margaret's story
Foster carers Mima and Cristian

“Fostering has completely changed our lives and we definitely feel like this is what we are meant to do”

Mima and Christian's fostering story as a couple in Durham

Read Mima and Christian's story
Foster carer Dale Roberts

“I am now 39 and so happy I chose to become a foster carer with Swiis”

Dale's fostering story as a single carer in Bristol

Read Dale's story
Lisa and Ed Meghay

“Swiis are not just a fostering agency, they are friends and family who we can lean on when times are hard”

Ed and Lisa's fostering story as a same sex couple in Durham

Read Ed and Lisa's story
Foster carer Fran

“Having a positive influence in the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable children has been extremely rewarding”

Fran's fostering story in Sheffield

Read Fran's story

Why foster?

Over 65,000 children live with foster families each day in the UK. There are currently not enough foster carers to look after these children. Fostering offers you the chance to make a life-changing difference to a child. Can you ‘Give a child a chance’?

Make a child or young person feel safe, secure and nurtured.

There is no greater joy than bringing happiness to a child, giving them a sense of belonging and helping them to achieve their goals.

Make a difference

Feel part of a supportive community of carers who want to give children and young people a better start in life.

Our foster carers can feel part of a network of people doing something very special.

Join the community

Fostering is a flexible and rewarding career choice. Earn up to £765 per week as a foster carer with Swiis.

We pay our foster carers well due to the exceptional value that they bring to the children.

Earn generous pay
Swiis at home Homepage banner

Swiis at home is a new hub of information and activities will give easy access to a lot of positivity when we need it most!

We have also put together a couple of daily planners for you to download, featuring some great classes and resources for all ages.

Swiis at home

Swiis where you are

Swiis Foster Care have 9 offices throughout the United Kingdom. Each office has a team of people offering complete support to all our carers.

Swiis offices

Start your fostering journey

With thousands of children in care across the UK needing foster carers to give them a home, we would love to hear from you.

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Refer a friend

Do you know someone who you think would be an excellent foster carer with Swiis and meets our basic criteria?

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