Fostering in Swansea
Llanelli-based Family Fostering Partners have a network of foster parents that initially covered Carmarthenshire, South and Mid Wales, but now covers the whole of Wales, and stretches across the border into Mid-West England.
We've been putting families first and helping secure better futures for young people in Swansea since 2015 and have ranked as a Tier 1 foster care agency in the All Wales Framework for four consecutive years.
Fostering in Wales and Family Fostering Partners
We provide decades worth of professional skills, experiences and expertise in foster care and work alongside the Local Authorities’ own fostering services.
There are times when the Local Authority foster care resource is unable to cater for a particular individual, for example:
- Physical or mental special needs
- Respite care
- Parent and child
This is when Independent Foster Agencies like Family Fostering Partners can help.
All children and young people deserve a loving, supportive and secure family environment to grow and thrive. Working alongside the Welsh LA fostering services means that Family Fostering Partners and our registered foster parents can support Local Authority foster care needs.
Fostering in Swansea
Poet Dylan Thomas, actress Catherine Zeta-Jones and screenwriter Russell T Davies all hail from Swansea, a city once presided over by a protective castle and encased within guardian boundary walls. Whilst the famous faces confer glamour on the city, foster parents in Swansea excel in protecting, guarding and setting boundaries for troubled, anxious and unhappy young people, helping them forge a new path to a happier life and a better future.
Fostering can be stressful and challenging at times, but it can also be an incredibly fulfilling and rewarding career. Family Fostering Partners are passionate about putting families first and believe that expertly trained, fully supported foster parents provide the ideal familial environment for a traumatised youngster.
We believe in the value of connections for young people. In almost all cases of a child entering the care system, they are better served by staying geographically close to friends and family members (where appropriate). When you consider that the Gower Peninsula was Britain's first official 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty', it's hard to argue in favour of moving away from familiar surroundings.
Why foster with us?
Just like Swansea's famous Welsh love spoon, no foster family is the same.
Being a foster parent is truly a unique experience, governed by the type of foster care provided and the individual(s) you welcome into your home. Foster parents in Carmarthenshire benefit from a generous foster care allowance from Family Fostering Partners, helping provide for the typical extra expenses you'd expect, e.g. utilities, travel, clothing and events.
Furthermore, in recognising that at least one earning member of the household will have to give up full-time work, our 'Be There To Care' scheme offers new foster parents a weekly allowance to ease that transition.
You can find out more about us by clicking here.
If you're considering becoming a foster parent, our friendly, knowledgeable team are on hand to break down any barriers to you starting the application process. If you would like any further information about fostering in and around Swansea, you can request an information pack, ask a question or book a call back using the links below.