A warm welcome to the Swiis Foster Care Head Office

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As a nationally respected provider of fostering services, Swiis Foster Care strives continually to improve the outcomes delivered to the children and young people in our care. Our values are at the heart of everything we do.  Each and every member of the Swiis team ensure that our children and young people are provided with opportunities that they would not have otherwise had and we support and develop our carers to ensure they continually progress their skills and ambitions.

Swiis Foster Care is part of the Swiis International Ltd group of companies whose head office is located in central Bristol.  Swiis International Limited is the parent company of Swiis Foster Care England, Swiis Foster Care Scotland and Swiis Healthcare.

Meet our leadership team

Swiis Foster Care is managed by highly qualified and experienced directors and managers who have worked within the social and healthcare industries for the majority of their careers, bringing a wealth of strategic, professional and operational skills which are applied to provide a comprehensively child centred service.

Our local teams are managed by some of the finest social work professional in the entire industry who are in turn supported by dedicated centrally based services here in our Bristol Head Office which includes the attraction, recruitment and retention of foster carers, the matching and placing of children and young people and behaviour management support.

Swiis Foster Care is further supported by our corporate services which includes human resource management, information technology and finance.

Tim Notchell
Tim NotchellCompany Director and Chief Executive
Stephen Entwistle
Stephen EntwistleFinance Director
Mel Cheeseman
Mel CheesemanChief Human Resource Officer
Sam Vijayan
Sam VijayanDirector of Information Technology
Oliver Webber
Oliver WebberDirector of Corporate Implementation
Jill Notchell
Jill NotchellChief Commercial Officer
Paul Jamieson
Paul JamiesonChief Operating Officer
Keith Stopher
Keith StopherNational Director of Foster Care
Vicci Jones
Vicci Jones Director of Social Work
Sharon McArthur
Sharon McArthurAgency Decision Maker
Anneke Wright
Anneke WrightHead of Quality Assurance

Who works in our Bristol Head Office?

Behaviour Management

Swiis believe that supporting our foster carers well is essential to ensure the stability of the children and young people you care for and our social workers do an incredible job in providing that support to all carers.

Research and experience have however shown that children who experience trauma and separation in early childhood can have a turbulent and challenging adolescence and this may be a possible reason a placement can, at times, become unstable.

Swiis believe that our foster carers on occasion require additional support in understanding and learning techniques which would further assist in the management of difficult or challenging behaviours and have introduced an additional programme of support which our carers will be able to access directly. The programme has been specifically designed to offer support and guidance to carers who experience behaviours from the child or young person in placement which they are finding difficult to manage.

The team consist of specialist training personnel who are responsible for delivering the Challenging Behaviour training as part of the mandatory foster carer training programme (or for new carers, this is undertaken as Day 4 of the preparation training), both cover MAPA based Challenging Behaviour as part of the course content.

Foster carers can access The Behaviour Management Team directly to request support for individual carers who are experiencing problems with behavioural issues in placement. Calls from carers requesting support are managed via a dedicated admin team who will schedule a call back between the carers and a member of the BM team as a matter of urgency.

Swiis trainer Jordon Murdoch

Jordon Murdoch

Swiis trainer Jackie White

Jackie White

Placement Team

The Placements Team will identify a suitable referral of a child or young person in need of a fostering placement that matches the Foster Carer's profile, the area they are based, approval range, family composition and fostering experience.

Foster Care Senior Placement Officer Nirali Patel

Nirali Patel

Placement Administrator Florence Whelon

Florence Whelon

Placement Administrator Rhian Welch

Stacey Slipper

Placements Officer Stacey Slipper

Rhian Welch

Placements Officer Joel Gould

Joel Gould

Placements Officer Bryony Ferris

Bryony Ferris

Placements Officer Rebecca.Hewitt

Rebecca Hewitt

Recruitment Team

Recruitment Team Leader Sarah Kitson

Sarah Kitson

Emily Dawson Senior Foster Care Recruitment Coordinator

Emily Dawson

Recruitment Coordinator Rhiannon Payne

Rhiannon Payne

Recruitment Admin Beth Jones-Grimshaw

Beth Jones-Grimshaw

Recruitment Coordinator Kate Godwin

Kate Godwin

Office Information


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


Behaviour Management
Placement Team
Recruitment Team
Marketing 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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Refer a Friend

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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