These are just some of the most commonly asked questions, but we are sure that you will have lots more. Getting in touch is easy: either pick up the phone or send us your question through our website and we
There are advantages and disadvantages for children of families who foster. We would expect you to discuss these at length with them and they will also be able to talk to a Swiis social worker as part of the assessment
Whilst we don’t insist that all carers are able to drive, the reality is that it is extremely difficult to do the job if you don’t have access to a car. There are meetings to attend and children often need
Your health will be considered when applying to foster and any long-term conditions taken into account. The most important factor is whether you are physically and psychologically fit enough to cope with the demands of caring for a child –
As a foster carer, either as a couple or a single carer, someone must be available for the child or young person at all times. We therefore accept that the main carer can work as long as they have total
With all bankruptcies, there is a period defined when you are not able to set up another business. All foster carers are now classed as self-employed and as such we would not be in a position to consider you as
Yes! There are not enough carers from BME backgrounds in Scotland. The more we have the closer we will be able to match children’s needs and backgrounds.
You will need to be over 21 years old before you can apply to foster with Swiis. There is no upper age limit in relation to fostering. We will carry out regular checks (including medical) to determine your ability to
We need to be sure that you are able to provide a stable home environment and so we expect that you will have lived together for at least two years before you become foster carers with Swiis.
Yes, the application process is exactly the same. Partnership status is one of the many areas we look at as part of the assessment of potential foster carers. We are also members of New Family Social, a UK charity led