Fostering in Birmingham

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Become a foster carer with Swiis in Birmingham

Swiis Foster Care Birmingham was set up in 2002 and is largely managed by qualified social workers with a wealth of experience in social care. They work tirelessly to provide excellent foster homes for children and young people across Birmingham, enabling them to be cared for and encouraged to reach their full potential.

Becoming a foster carer is a life-changing experience. We appreciate it is a big decision to make and we are here to provide exceptional support through a dedicated team of Birmingham foster care specialists. We provide carers with the highest quality training and resources to develop their knowledge and skills.

If you become a Swiis foster carer, you will receive a competitive fostering allowance, paid weekly, directly into your bank account. We are one of the most generous and competitive agencies in the market because we recognise the exceptional value that our carers bring to the children and young people they look after.

Fostering in Birmingham

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How much can Swiis foster carers earn?

One Child

Up to

£503/ week

Swiis pays generous fostering allowances. Coupled with outstanding support for our carers, this allows us to play our part in transforming futures.

Equivalent of £26,156.
£23,000 is TAX FREE.

Enhanced One Child

Up to

£847/ week

You will be paid this fee if we are only able to place one child who, due to additional needs, is required to be placed on their own with no other children.

Equivalent of £44,044.
£23,000 is TAX FREE.

Two Siblings

Up to

£993/ week

Carers who are able to accommodate two siblings with standard needs. You must have two available bedrooms.

Equivalent of £51,636.
£36,000 is TAX FREE.

Two Unrelated
Children

Up to

£1,006/ week

Carers who are able to accommodate two unrelated children with standard needs. You must have two available bedrooms.

Equivalent of £52,312.
£36,000 is TAX FREE.

Parent and Child
Placement

Up to

£845/ week

Carers who undertake this placement will receive specialist training and support. These placements tend to last no longer than 12 weeks.

Equivalent of £43,940.
£23,000 is TAX FREE.

Can I become a foster carer?

We welcome carers from all walks of life, backgrounds, races and religion. You do not need to be married, own a house or have children of your own.

To become a foster carer, you simply need:

  • A spare room in your home;
  • Enthusiasm, a positive outlook and empathy;
  • Respect for individuality and diversity;
  • Willingness to learn from your own and other people’s experiences and to attend regular training.

For more information, visit our Can I Foster page.

“This is a fantastic company to work for. Lots of support, superb training. Always someone on the end of the phone if needed.”

Support Group 

We currently have five Local Carer Groups based in Birmingham, Stourbridge, Walsall, Staffordshire and Telford/Shrewsbury, giving our new foster carers plenty of opportunity for finding a group close to their home.

These groups are for foster carers to get together and support each other, whether this is just to talk about their experiences of fostering or share transport or childcare for meetings and training. The lead person in each of our Local Carer Groups is called a “buddy” and they are the main contact for the group.

Training locations

Birmingham
We offer foster carer training in our main office in Edgbaston in the West Midlands which is a short walk from Five Ways train station. The venue offers good access to Motorways and the City Centre and has adjacent parking and wifi.

Telford
We also provide a Telford training facility in the heart of Telford, approximately 1 mile from the train station, within easy access for anyone living in the Shropshire/Wolverhampton area. This location is adjacent to the shopping centre and offers lots of parking in the area.

Areas Covered Include:

Dudley | Coventry | Birmingham | Walsall | Wolverhampton | Sandwell | Warwickshire | Stoke on Trent | Shropshire | Solihull | Staffordshire | Worcester

The office also covers cases in Oxfordshire and Camden, and we have carers located in the Bromsgrove and Leicestershire areas.

Ofsted Outstanding Provider Birmingham Foster Care
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Office Information

ADDRESS

24 Highfield Road
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 3DP

WHO WORKS HERE

Registered Managers
Social Workers
Placement Support Workers
Education Advisors
Administration Team

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

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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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