Our Foster Carers are part of a very special team. Our teams are made up of experienced social workers, support workers, and in many cases, teachers and health advisers, to ensure that all aspects of children's needs are addressed. However their experience and expertise is used, our commitment to quality services remains the same. We understand that fostering can be every bit as demanding as it is rewarding. It’s a journey which can often be unpredictable. As a SWIIS foster carer you can be sure that we will be with you every step of the way, to advise, support and sustain you through the highs and the lows, the anticipated and the unexpected.
‘Foster caring has been harder than we expected but more worthwhile than anything we could imagine – and SWIIS helped to make that so.’
As SWIIS we place great value upon training and many of our carers have gone on to obtain higher social care qualifications including NVQ (SVQ in Scotland) and above. Indeed, in some areas virtually all of our carers have obtained - or are in the process of obtaining - their NVQ, SVQ level 3, as well as Children’s Workforce Development accreditation.
‘My experience with SWIIS is that they give you the best training, explain everything, good backup and good link workers. Just everything’
(All sources OFSTED)