Local authorities

We aim to provide local authorities with an exceptional service

Inspiring futures with local authorities

We firmly believe that better lives, better opportunities and better outcomes can be achieved by working in genuine partnership with local authorities, collectively focusing on the following priorities:

Placement Process

  • Referrals can be made to our Referral & Enquiry Team for emergency, planned or permanent placements;

  • We will discuss placement options with purchasers to ensure we find the best resource to meet the child’s needs;

  • Our Standard & Specialist Services ensure we can provide flexible placement choices;

  • We have carers throughout North East, West, Central and Southern Scotland to offer children local placements;

  • We provide profiles on all available carers plus child-friendly information;

  • Wherever possible, we will provide choices of carer for any child referred;

  • We have a robust matching process, particularly for planned or permanent placements, whilst also contributing to your own matching procedures;

  • Our social work staff will assist with sharing information and introductions whenever possible;

  • We provide detailed information about charges and services provided;

  • Our Education Workers can assist with school transfers and transitions;

  • Initial agreements will cover charges and services to be provided by Swiis;

  • As soon as possible for each placement, an Individual Placement Agreement will agree day-to-day arrangements and future planning.

~98%
PLACEMENT SUCCESS RATE
76.5%
OF YOUNG PEOPLE WHO CHOOSE TO STAY PUT WITH THEIR FOSTER CARERS WHEN THEY TURN 18

Quality Assurance and Governance

As a nationally reputed provider, Swiis Foster Care Scotland strives continually to improve the outcomes delivered to the children and young people in our care. We invest significantly in staff training, carer training and software management tools to help us measure the quality of the outcomes we achieve.

QUALITY ASSURANCE
COMPLIMENTS AND COMPLAINTS

Don’t just take our word for it

“I would just like to share how impressed we have been with Sandra’s high level of care. We don’t always get the chance to share this due to J always being around but life would be so much better for looked after kids if they all had a carer as nurturing, understanding and caring as Sandra.”

DEBBIE • LA EMPLOYEE

Swiis Where You Are

Swiis Foster Care Scotland has 3 offices throughout Scotland. Each office has a team of people offering complete support to all our carers.

Swiis Offices