Fostering in Leeds

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Become a foster carer with Swiis in Leeds

Swiis Foster Care Leeds 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 Leeds, 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 Leeds 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 Leeds

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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.

Support Group 

We hold monthly carer support groups at our Leeds & Sheffield Office. Carers are welcome to attend both groups and we arrange guest speakers from backgrounds of the Police, Education, Drug Awareness Teams and Fostering Networks to come and talk with carers and staff about key topics current in the media to help support our understanding and work with the children and young people we care for.

We offer a “buddy” system, whereby pre-approved and experienced foster carers meet informally to offer support and mentoring.

We also have dedicated groups for our carers’ own children who are given the opportunity if they choose, to share experiences as ‘children who foster’ and are recognised for the real difference they make in their fostering families. These groups are being established in Leeds and Sheffield & are run by our Placement Support Workers & Social Workers.

Children’s achievements are recognised through “well done” cards and certificates, as well as special mentions in the Yorkshire Swiis newsletter.

Training locations

The training at Leeds is held at our main office in Wortley and offers free parking.

The training at Sheffield is held at our office in The Parkway, Sheffield and offers free parking.

Local initiatives
We have strong ties within the community, with direct links to local safeguarding boards and other agencies, such as the Child Sexual Exploitation service, Blast Project, that Swiis carers and staff join up with in order to utilise free, local and up-to-date training.

Areas Covered Include:

Leeds City | Sheffield City | Wakefield | Bradford | Barnsley | Doncaster | East Riding of Yorkshire | Kirklees | North East Lincolnshire Council | North Lincolnshire | City of York | Hull | Calderdale | North Yorkshire | Rotherham | Derby City | Derbyshire | Nottingham City | Nottinghamshire

Office Information


Unit 5,
Pavilion Business Park,
Royds Hall Rd,
LS12 6AJ


Suite 11 & 12,
The Quadrant,
99 Parkway Ave,
S9 4WG


Registered Managers
Social Workers
Placement Support Workers
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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