Fostering in Swansea
Foster care in Swansea
Could you transform the life of a young person in Swansea?
Our team in Swansea are always on the lookout for new foster families and potential foster carers, who can open their homes to young people from all walks of life and give them the support that they deserve.
The second largest city in Wales and with an iconic coastline that’s packed with attractions and things to do, Swansea is a hub of activity and is one of the most stimulating destinations in Wales for children and adults alike. A short drive from the many national parks and rural landscapes of the surrounding Welsh countryside, Swansea is rife with industrial opportunity and cultural experiences, making it a great place to introduce young people to new ways of interacting, communicating, and spending their time.
Swansea itself has seen great transformation over the years. There really is no better place from which to give a child a brighter future.
With close proximity to the surrounding farmland, coastline, and rural landscape of Wales, Swansea is rife with activity and energy. It is home to a total of 77 primary schools and 14 secondary schools, boasting a variety of specialisms which allow children from all backgrounds to find their place and secure their future in the Welsh education system.
Becoming a foster carer in Swansea enables you to give a young person the support and guidance they need to embrace the opportunities you can give them – allowing them to feel safe, welcome, and loved.
In March 2021 there were approximately 5,070 children living in foster care, with 3,800 foster families in Wales. While this demonstrates the warm and open spirit of the Welsh population, it is simply not enough. Children out there need people like you, to open your home and tell them that they belong.
Could you transform the life of a child or teenager, and join us as we seek to make Swansea a hub of safe foster placements for children of all ages and from all walks of life?
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.
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This is Jane’s story.
Jane has been a foster carer with Calon Cymru Fostering for over 10 years now and has become part of our foster carer training program – supporting other potential and future foster families and helping them ensure that they are ready for the change of pace that taking in a foster child brings.
But despite this, she still remembers her first every foster care vividly. When a 15 year old boy was brought to her door, Jane remembers that he presented the mannerisms of a much young child. Gradually, through water sports and activities, she was able to help him come out of his shell and embrace the opportunities that life had for him.
“My job is to lay down boundaries they may have never had before, support them with education and/or jobs; even budgeting.”