An independent fostering agency is a privately owned organisation that works in partnership with the Local Authority to provide placements for children and young people.
Swiis Foster Care is the largest, family-owned, independent fostering agency in the UK with local teams in the South West, Midlands, North East, North West and Yorkshire. Our sister company Swiis Foster Care Scotland provides foster care services throughout Scotland.
Independent fostering agencies are regulated by Ofsted in England and by the Care Inspectorate in Scotland.
Swiis Foster Care is proud to have been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for our North West, Yorkshire, and Midlands and South services, with a ‘Good’ rating in the North East.
Can I Foster?
Foster carers come from all walks of life and Swiis welcomes applications from a variety of backgrounds including single people, same-sex couples, those who rent their homes, non-parents and those over the age of 65.
As a minimum, you will need to be over 21 years of age, be medically fit to work, be a British citizen or have indefinite leave to remain, and have a spare room within your home.