Foster Care Training With Swiis
Fostering is a rewarding career and we will help you develop your knowledge and skills to become an exceptional carer. Swiis want to give you the opportunity to make the best impact possible on the children you look after.
Fostering with Confidence
We are committed to providing our foster carers with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills through a comprehensive, varied programme of training as well as access to regular local workshops and support groups.
Your Training Programme With Swiis
Swiis’ Pre-approval Training
‘Toolkit for Fostering’ is our preparation training package for prospective foster carers and provides you with four days of mandatory training, prior to and during the assessment process. This programme covers every aspect of the role of a foster carer, and is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed in your role as a foster carer.
Following your approval to become a foster carer, you will complete core training which includes 7 core elements:
All above core training is linked to the TSD Standards for Foster Carers.
The frequency of the training is dependent on the skills of the carer and type of training. Some training is undertaken annually whereas some is required only every 3 years.
Additional specialist training is provided to support foster carers who work with or have a desire to support challenging placements, placements with complex health needs, disability placements or specialist parent and child placements.
PLACEMENT STABILITY OVER 6 YEARS
THE AVERAGE SCHOOL ATTENDANCE OF SWIIS CARED-FOR CHILDREN DURING 2016-2017
OF CHILDREN ACHIEVE OR EXCEED EXPECTED OUTCOMES IN RELATION TO THEIR HEALTH