Foster Care Fortnight

An Open Letter from the Bristol Social Work Team

May 24th, 2018|Categories: Bristol, Bristol-Story, Foster Care Fortnight, Foster Care News|Tags: , |

The Swiis Bristol Social Work Team write a powerful letter to support Foster Care Fortnight. "If you were to visit our office and talk with our team, you would hear stories of determination, achievement and patience, with a good dollop

What is Foster Care Fortnight?

May 14th, 2018|Categories: Birmingham, Bristol, Foster Care Fortnight, Foster Care News, Lancashire, Leeds, London, Manchester, North East, Yorkshire|Tags: , |

Today, the annual Foster Care Fortnight campaign launches across the UK, but what is the next two weeks all about? Why do we need a fortnight dedicated to foster care? Foster Care Fortnight is the UK’s biggest foster care awareness

‘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

“Why I chose fostering”

May 13th, 2017|Categories: Birmingham, Bristol, Durham, Foster Care Fortnight, Lancashire, Leeds, Manchester|Tags: , |

One of our foster carers, Tanith, has kindly written about why she chose fostering, as well as her experiences of being a foster carer with Swiis: Why I chose fostering I wanted to foster many years before I became a foster carer. I

What children say about their Swiis Foster Carers

May 11th, 2017|Categories: Birmingham, Bristol, Durham, Foster Care Fortnight, Lancashire, Leeds, Manchester|Tags: , |

Fostering gives looked after children a sense of belonging to a family and transforms lives. Our children and young people give us feedback each year on how they feel about living with their Swiis Foster Carers: ‘The family made me

Stay tuned for Foster Care Fortnight 2017!

May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Birmingham, Bristol, Durham, Foster Care Fortnight, Lancashire, Leeds, Manchester|Tags: , |

We’re very excited to be getting ready for Foster Care Fortnight 2017 (#fcf17), which runs from 8-21 May. This year, the theme is about how ‘foster care transforms lives’. We’ll be sharing inspiring stories of how our young people have achieved great things