Fostering in Manchester

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Become a foster carer with Swiis in Manchester

Swiis Foster Care Manchester was set up in October 2000 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 Manchester, 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 Manchester 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.

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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 hold support groups for carers on a bi-monthly basis, including two ‘Forward Together’ groups. Our ‘Forward Together’ groups give looked after young people aged 13+ a chance to share their experiences of fostering and to join in with activities focussing on developing self-esteem and independence.

We also have a COFC (Children of Foster Carers) group which meets regularly throughout the year. This activity-based group offers support to the children of foster carers, giving them the chance to interact with peers who are also part of fostering families and to address issues for children and young people with regards to fostering. The group is open to all children of foster carers aged 7+.

Every year we host a fun day for all our carers, children and young people, including a variety of activities and games, as well as a BBQ. We also have an annual Christmas party, open to all carers, children and young people. These events give our carers, their families and the Swiis staff a chance to interact and socialise with each other, as well as sharing their fostering experiences.

Young people who have left Swiis Foster Care are encouraged to stay in touch with us and some go on to help with ‘Moving Forward’ workshops, sharing their experiences with young people about the reality of moving on and living independently.

Areas Covered Include:

Blackpool | Bolton | Blackpool | Bury | Cheshire East | Cheshire West and Chester | Halton | Knowsley | Liverpool | Manchester | Oldham | Rochdale | Salford | Sefton | Stockport | Tameside | Trafford | Warrington | Wirral | Wigan

Training locations

We can adapt to locations and accessibility where necessary for our clients/customers.

Ofsted Good Provider Manchester Foster Care
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Office Information

ADDRESS

15 Warwick Rd
Old Trafford
Manchester
M16 0QQ

WHO WORKS HERE

Registered Managers
Deputy Managers
Social Workers
Placement Support Workers
Education Advisors
Health Advisors
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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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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