Fostering is an incredibly rewarding experience, but it can also sometimes be challenging. Swiis foster carers have a dedicated social worker to ensure they have ongoing, round-the-clock support. Additional support is provided by health and education specialists and resource workers who help support the children in placement.
During your fostering assessment, Swiis will provide you with our 4-day ‘Toolkit for Fostering’ training. This will cover a range of topics and give you a greater understanding of the role of a foster carer.
After you have become an approved foster carer, you will need to complete your core training which includes safeguarding and child protection, culture, diversity and equality awareness, understanding attachment, understanding challenging behaviour, safer care and managing allegations, first aid and child development.
Additional specialist training is provided to all foster carers who wish to consider taking a ‘parent and child’ placement; in order to provide the knowledge and skills required.