Fostering in Swansea
Could you change a young person’s life? Becoming a foster carer could be one of the most rewarding choices you will ever make. You don’t need childcare experience, as you will be provided with full training. We offer 24/7 support and you are allocated to one of our social workers, so you will never be left on your own. When a child is matched and placed with you, we pay you a professional carer fee and you have access to a range of other benefits and allowances to help you with looking after children in your care.
The Foster Care Co-operative (FCC) work closely with Swansea Council in order to support the need for foster carers in the area. There is always a particular need for foster households that can help support vulnerable primary school age children.
Are you ready to foster?
If you are interested in becoming a foster carer, and are aged 18 or over with a spare bedroom in your home, you can register your interest now by completing our short form at the bottom of this page, or call us on 0800 0856 538.
Our North West Regional team would love to have an informal chat with you to explore your fostering options.
We give foster carers the opportunity to get involved and have their say through our online Carer Forum and local regional Carer Support Groups.
We also run regular events and activities for our foster families.
Our team of social workers are based around South Wales. Jo Killick Operational Manager (South) helps ensure our foster carers are fully supported. Our team run local events where you have a chance to meet up for an informal chat about fostering.
Becoming a foster parent / carer
We start with an informal chat over the phone. Then we follow up with an application pack for you to complete and we set up a home visit by one of our social workers.
Next we commence a process called a Form F, which is a detailed assessment. At Stage 1 we do various checks including a DBS, a medical and references. Stage 2 looks in more detail about your adult life and childhood, your relationships, your work and family life.
Once Form F is completed we invite you to a Fostering Panel, which is the final step to approve all new foster carers.
After this, you’re ready to make a change to a child’s life!