A Full Range of Foster Placements
As a foster carer, there are a range of placement types that you can choose to be available for. These include Standard and Specialist types of fostering placements. It is a good idea to learn about what is involved with each kind of placement and during your assessment discuss your choices with the Social Worker undertaking your assessment, they will help you understand and choose what will suit your family. When approved as a foster carer, you will be given terms of approval which set out the number of children, the age range and the type of care you can provide. This might include emergency, short break (respite), interim, long-term or permanent care. This may change over time as you gain more experience.
All our foster carers benefit from comprehensive training, both pre and post-approval, Swiis are committed to ensuring that our foster carers develop professionally. Once you have been approved as a carer, the Placement Team will work closely with you to understand your requirements and the skills that you have so that they can find the right placement match for you.