Fostering in Bristol

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Become a foster carer with Swiis in Bristol

Swiis Foster Care Bristol was set up in 2013 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 Bristol, 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 Bristol 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 Bristol

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How much can Swiis foster carers earn?

One Child

Up to

£520/ 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 £27,040.
All of which 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

£833/ week

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

Equivalent of £43,316.
All of which is TAX FREE.

Two Unrelated

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

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 four local carer groups based in London, Southampton, Devon and Bristol, giving our new foster carers plenty of options for finding a supportive group close to their home.

These groups are for foster carers to get together, share their own experiences with each other and offer support. Support may be an understanding ear, arranging to share transport or helping with childcare. The lead person in each of our local carer groups is called a “buddy” and they are the main contact for the group. Our foster carers really appreciate this service and often make good friends here.

Training locations

Located in the Queens Square area of Bristol City centre on Prince Street, the new South region fully accessible office is purpose built to meet the needs of our foster carers with large meeting rooms and ample parking.  Prince Street is easily accessed by public transport.

Situated just outside Exeter with easy access to the M5, the training facility is at a former Georgian Manor.

The training facility for Dorset is at Allendale House which is a Georgian building owned by the East Dorset Heritage Trust. It’s located in a small attractive market town in the heart of Dorset. Easy to get to for those travelling from Southampton, Bournemouth, Poole and Salisbury areas.

Areas Covered Include:

The South region covers a vast area across the whole of the South East and South West of the UK:

These include:
Somerset | Cornwall | Devon | Bristol | South Gloucestershire | Gloucestershire | Dorset | Wiltshire | Hampshire | Cardiff | London | Kent

Office Information


4th Floor
Prince House
Prince Street
Bristol, BS1 4PS
01179 065 291


Registered Managers
Social Workers
Placement Support Workers
Administration Team

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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