Our Yorkshire fostering service became a stand-alone in October 2010 and it is based in West Leeds and Sheffield. Our staff work tirelessly to provide excellent foster homes for children and young people, enabling them to be cared for and encouraged to reach their full potential.
Becoming a foster carer is a life-changing experience. We appreciate it is a big decision to make and we are here to provide exceptional support through a dedicated team of South West foster care specialists. Swiis provides carers with the highest quality training and resources to develop their knowledge and skills.
If you become a Swiis foster carer, you will receive a competitive fostering allowance, paid weekly, directly into your bank account. Swiis is one of the most generous and competitive agencies in the market because we recognise the exceptional value that our carers bring to the children and young people they look after.
We hold monthly carer support groups at our Leeds & Sheffield Office. Carers are welcome to attend both groups and we arrange guest speakers from backgrounds of the Police, Education, Drug Awareness Teams and Fostering Networks to come and talk with carers and staff about key topics current in the media to help support our understanding and work with the children and young people we care for.
We offer a “buddy” system, whereby pre-approved and experienced foster carers meet informally to offer support and mentoring.
We also have dedicated groups for our carers’ own children who are given the opportunity if they choose, to share experiences as ‘children who foster’ and are recognised for the real difference they make in their fostering families. These groups are being established in Leeds and Sheffield & are run by our Placement Support Workers & Social Workers.
Children’s achievements are recognised through “well done” cards and certificates, as well as special mentions in the Yorkshire Swiis newsletter.
The training at Leeds is held at our main office in Wortley and offers free parking.
The training at Sheffield is held at our office in The Parkway, Sheffield and offers free parking.
We have strong ties within the community, with direct links to local safeguarding boards and other agencies, such as the Child Sexual Exploitation service, Blast Project, that Swiis carers and staff join up with in order to utilise free, local and up-to-date training.
Areas Covered Include:
Leeds | Kirklees | Calderdale | Bradford | Wakefield | Doncaster | Rotherham | Barnsley | Sheffield
Pavilion Business Park,
Royds Hall Rd,
Suite 11 & 12,
99 Parkway Ave,
WHO WORKS HERE
Placement Support Workers