Durham

The North East Celebrates 30 Years of Swiis

June 13th, 2018|Categories: Darlington, Durham, Newcastle, North East|Tags: , , |

From face painting to a rodeo bull; and magic tricks to Disney princesses, Education Adviser Jonathan Ord tells us about some of the amazing and fun activities that took place on 30th May for the North East’s ‘30th on the

Celebrating our North East Foster Carers

June 13th, 2018|Categories: Darlington, Durham, Newcastle, North East|Tags: , |

At Swiis, we believe it is important to recognise the dedication of our Foster Carers and the valuable work they do, so we recently held a presentation day in the North East to say a big ‘thank you’ to the

Discussing Ideas at the North East Participation Day

April 4th, 2018|Categories: Durham, North East|Tags: , , |

On the 24th February, a productive and fun day was had by all at the inaugural North East Participation Day, which was held in Durham. The aim of the day was to gather ideas from the young people of Swiis

Safer Internet Day: Tips for Foster Carers

February 5th, 2018|Categories: Birmingham, Bristol, Durham, Foster Care News, Leeds, Manchester, North East, Real Stories|Tags: , , |

It is important that foster carers know how to keep the young people in their care safe. This is particularly important when it comes to the internet. In honour of Safer Internet Day 2018, which will be celebrated globally on

‘Something I can be proud of’

May 18th, 2017|Categories: Birmingham, Bristol, Durham, Foster Care Fortnight, Lancashire, Leeds, Manchester, Real Stories|Tags: , |

One of our carers has written a touching account of why they become a foster carer, the realities of what it is like to foster and why they are proud to foster. "Things hadn’t been good for Sarah, my 14

From small changes to big transformations

May 17th, 2017|Categories: Birmingham, Bristol, Durham, Foster Care Fortnight, Lancashire, Leeds, Manchester|Tags: , |

Sometimes it’s the little things that make a difference to a child’s life. Our carers told us about the small (and big!) things which have transformed a child or looked after young person.  “Giving our foster child the opportunity to have

The fostering family

May 14th, 2017|Categories: Birmingham, Bristol, Durham, Foster Care Fortnight, Lancashire, Leeds, Manchester|Tags: , |

Fostering benefits both the looked after child or young person and the family they join. Here’s what our carers had to say about how fostering transforms the lives of everyone involved: “We feel it completes our family and it means