Headquarters Team

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Management Team

Scottish Director Sam Arnott

Sam Arnott
Scotland Director

After completing an honours degree in Psychology, Sam went on to study social work at Glasgow University. After graduating, she joined Strathclyde Council in one of the last remaining generic area teams. Since 1999, Sam has held a range of management positions within local authority, NHS and third sector organisations. After joining Swiis in 2009, Sam was appointed as Scottish Director in June 2014.

Senior Manager Amy Cumming

Amy Cumming
Senior Manager

Amy has worked with children and families for over 30 years – firstly as a nursery nurse and then as a social worker. She joined Swiis in 2014 as Panel and Review Manager and in 2022, became a Senior Manager. Amy holds post qualifying awards in Child Protection, Care Management and also holds an Advanced Certificate in Professional Coaching. She is very happy to be part of an agency that places the child at the centre of it’s work and is committed to make sure that all children cared for by Swiis are loved and cared for.

Learning & Development Manager Ruth Caldwell

Ruth Caldwell
Learning & Development Manager

Ruth started her Swiis career as a Supervising Social Worker within the Fife team, working closely with carers and coordinating supervision of both staff and foster carers. Ruth later progressed to the Deputy Team Manager of the Permanence Team before embracing her current role as Learning & Development Manager.

Ruth is in a unique position to understand the challenges and rewards our Swiis foster carers face in their roles due to her own skills and experiences, having worked with children and families for over 20 years and people with learning disabilities for over 18 years.

Referral Team

The team receives all referrals from Local Authorities looking to place vulnerable children and young people, and communicate this information to the local teams for suitable placements to be identified.

Lothian Foster Care Administrator Claire Blair

Claire Blair
Referrals Coordinator

Principal Officer

The Principal Officer role is to liaise with prospective Foster Carers including overseeing initial home visits, training, supervising Form F Assessors and carrying out assessments as well as organising recruitment events.

Foster care Principal Officer Maureen McBrearty

Maureen McBrearty

Therapists

Therapists support children and young people who have dealt with trauma, abuse or any other kind of severe disruption prior to being placed into foster care.

Lanarkshire Foster Care Therapist Lauren Fox-McLoughlan

Lauren Fox-McLoughlan
Central Therapy Advisor

Fife Foster Care Therapist Julia Hamilton

Julia Hamilton
Therapist

Panel & Review Team

The Panel & Review Team oversee the Foster Carer Reviews, Placement Endings, Swiis Fostering Panel and work closely with the Independent Panel Members.

Panel & Review Coordinator Lynn Cone

Lynn Cone
Panel & Review Coordinator

Reviewing Officer Ali Walker

Ali Walker
Reviewing Officer

Administration and Support Team

Administrators and Support Staff at Swiis not only look after the day-to-day requirements of the office, but also act as the first point of contact to our carers and are an integral part of the team in ensuring all our carers are fully supported and very much a part of the Swiis family from the word go.

Team Coordinator Sara Gibb

Sara Gibb
Team Coordinator

Senior Admin Steph Potter

Steph Potter
HQ Coordinator

Senior Administrator Vicki Marshall

Vicki Marshall
Learning & Development Coordinator

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Office Information

ADDRESS

Glenelvan House
Enterprise Way
Carnegie Campus South
Dunfermline
Fife
KY11 8PY

WHO WORKS HERE

Director of Scotland
Social Workers
Therapist
Resource Team
Administration Team

Start Your Fostering Journey

With thousands of children coming into foster care in the UK everyday, we urgently need foster carers more than ever.

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Do you know anyone who would be a fantastic foster carer who has the skills and compassion to support a child or young person in need of a loving home?

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