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Interested in fostering?

Learn more about how you could inspire and encourage children and young people in Swansea to achieve their potential and reach their goals. Find out what to do next and read our "foster carers blog" to discover more about what it's really like to be a foster carer!

Who is Foster Swansea?

Foster Swansea is the council's fostering service. With over 40-years' experience, we pride ourselves on providing high quality family placements for children and young people whose families are unable to care for them.

What is fostering?

Foster care means looking after someone else's child in your home and working closely with Foster Swansea and other key people involved in the child's life including their family.

Different types of fostering

Information on the different types of foster care available.

Who can foster?

Did you know foster carers are needed in Swansea?

What support will I get?

Life as a foster carer is highly rewarding. This is especially true for Foster Swansea carers who are part of a large team that will support you every step of the way.

What next?

Find out what happens when you decide you'd like to become a foster carer.


Foster carer diary

I had an interest in fostering for years but I also felt that it was pointless looking into this as I felt that numerous aspects of my life would make me an unsuitable candidate.

Mythbusting foster care

People have a lot of misconceptions about being a foster carer. You may be single, in a same sex relationship or own a pet and can be a foster carer.

A day in the life of a Foster Carer

Hi! I'm a foster carer for the Local Authority, Foster Swansea. This blog is an account of my experiences, thoughts and feelings of what it's like to be a foster carer.

Award winning animation by Swansea looked after children

Congratulations to Child and Family Services of the City and County of Swansea & Winding Snake, whose animation Go Forward has been crowned Best Animation: 13 and Over at this year's Into Film Awards.

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