North East

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

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

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

Recognising when you are stressed

November 17th, 2016|Categories: Birmingham, Bristol, Durham, Lancashire, Leeds, London, Manchester, North East, Research & Findings, Yorkshire|Tags: |

Stress affects us all from time to time, but it is important to notice when stress is becoming a problem. The Christmas period is also a stressful period, and is a time when people can become more stressed. With presents to wrap/

Fantastic free and discounted activities for our fostering families

October 26th, 2016|Categories: Birmingham, Bristol, Day out, Durham, Foster Care News, Lancashire, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle, North East, Swiis News, Yorkshire|Tags: , |

At Swiis, we're proud of all the activities our fostering families undertake throughout the year. It provides an opportunity for children and young people to experience new and exciting activities, especially during school holidays or weekends. We know that this

Religion and cultural differences session – North East Religious Resources Centre

October 19th, 2016|Categories: Events, North East, Swiis News|Tags: |

We always try to ensure that children in our care are placed with foster families that can meet their needs. This includes religious and cultural needs - however this is not always possible. Carers are sometimes asked to care for

Family Fun day at the Rugby Stadium in Darlington

August 26th, 2016|Categories: Darlington, Darlington-Story, Events, North East|Tags: |

Our Foster Carer Recruitment Officer, Laura, has been out and about speaking to lots of people about fostering at the Family Fun day at the Rugby Stadium in Darlington. She teamed up with KalliKids to help promote the the well being