Fostering in Swansea
Foster care in Swansea
Are you thinking of fostering a child or a young person in Swansea?
Are you based in the Swansea area and looking to foster children, or interested in finding out what’s involved in becoming a foster carer? Well look no further, Calon Cymru Fostering is looking for foster carers in Swansea and the surrounding areas. Calon Cymru Fostering has a well established and long standing team who are committed to providing stable and nurturing homes to children and young people. We are looking for all types of foster carers:
- Short-term foster care, providing a stop gap until more a permanent home can be found
- Long term foster care, providing a stable family home environment for nurturing children into confident happy individuals.
- Fostering Siblings, Parent and Child fostering, Emergency care and more
What do we provide?
- Specialist training provided to carers
- Long standing staff group, providing a quality service
- We’re owned by social workers, who are passionate about improving the lives of looked after children, this influences how we are run
- Foster carer development – we provide the opportunity to become a specialist foster carer and work within one of our specialisms
- Local office with friendly staff who are focused on achieving the best possible outcomes for children and young people
We understand the support foster carers require, so we treat all foster carers as part of our professional, dedicated team, and we’re there to support the local authorities.
Can I Foster?
All that you need to become a foster carer, on a practical level, is at least one spare bedroom. On an emotional level, your ability to care for and nurture a child is what matters most. We’re not concerned about your age, income or marital status. To qualify for fostering a child in Swansea, you can be single, cohabiting or married, and be a homeowner or tenant.
By joining the Calon Cymru Fostering team, you will receive all the professional guidance and training you need, from your friendly and supportive local team. We treat all of our carers as individuals and strive to bring out the best in you, through our exceptional levels of support.
In return, you will be very fairly compensated for your time and effort, and you will be directly involved in improving the lives of the children or young people in your care. You will be classed as self-employed so will pay very little tax or NI.
Are you ready to Foster?
If you are thinking about becoming a foster carer, please call us for a friendly no obligation chat on 029 2081 1173. Keep up-to-date with our events page to see when our expert team will be in your area for a chat about fostering. If you think you are ready to help with any one of our fostering services, simply fill in the form below and one of the team will be in touch as soon as they can.
Enquire today about Fostering in Swansea
Our experienced Fostering Advisors are happy to have a no-obligation conversation with you, so you can find out more about becoming a Foster Carer. No hard sell, no pressure, just good advice. Please complete the form below and a member of our friendly local team will be in touch shortly. To help us with your enquiry, please supply as much information as you can.
Where to find us:
Swansea, situated on the sandy South West Wales coast, is the second largest city in Wales after Cardiff. The city has numerous urban and country parklands. The Gower Peninsula was the first area in the United Kingdom to be designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Here are a few highlights to enjoy with your foster family:
National Waterfront Museum
The National Waterfront Museum tells the human story of Welsh industry and innovation now, and over the past 300 years. Enjoy exhibitions, cinema screenings, family events and craft activities.
This pyramid-shaped glasshouse houses exhibiting a wide range insects, reptiles, fish and over 5,000 plants, many of which are extinct from their natural habitat. Find out more about Plantasia.
Situated in the award winning Maritime Quarter area of Swansea City, Swansea Marina offers easy access to the Gower Peninsula, boasting many picturesque bays to anchor up in and relax with the family.