Swiis Foster Care have Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ awards for our North West, Yorkshire, and Midlands & South services, with a ‘Good’ rating in the North East

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.

“Brilliant people doing brilliant things”

Swiis Foster Care’s very own Education Advisor, Lynne Mackin and Placement Support Worker, Rachel Hallsworth sat down for breakfast with former England footballer Gary Neville. Like Swiis Foster Care, Gary Neville is passionate about creating equal opportunities and education for children and young people of all backgrounds, so it was brilliant for Lynne and Rachel to discuss future pathways with Gary in how to ensure that every child is given a chance.

Gary posted the following on social media:

“Their passion for ensuring that children in foster care aren’t only well looked after, but achieve exceptional education is incredible and we’re looking to talk to them at UA92 to help create more pathways for young children. Brilliant people doing brilliant things.”

Gary Neville

Getting started with Swiis

One of our recruitment co-coordinators Paige talks through the process of becoming a 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 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
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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 Where You Are

Swiis Foster Care have 10 offices throughout the United Kingdom. Each office has a team of people offering complete support to all our carers.

Start Your Fostering Journey

With thousands of children coming into foster care in the UK everyday, we urgently need foster carers more than ever.

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Refer a Friend

Do you know anyone who would be a fantastic foster carer who has the skills and compassion to support a child or young person in need of a loving home?

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