Our Health Advisors (who are all Registered Nurses) are responsible for monitoring the health needs of children placed with our foster carers and liaise with other health professionals to ensure all information is available to meet the health needs of children. They offer expert advice and support to Swiis carers around subjects such as emotional health, hygiene, self-harm and sexual health as well as working directly with children and young people to support their physical and emotional development.
OF CHILDREN LOOKED AFTER BY SWIIS CARERS ACHIEVE OR EXCEED EXPECTED OUTCOMES IN RELATION TO THEIR HEALTH
Each foster care office is supported by education experts who work closely with children and carers to understand their individual needs and help them with any issues they may face in their education. This may include support with specific topics the child is struggling with or potentially sourcing a school near to the foster placement.
Education and health advisers also play a key role in foster carer training, ensuring you have all the necessary resources available to meet children’s needs.