Battle of Bannockburn Visit for Chernobyl Children – Foster Parents Article

Each year, the Swiis Fife Team nominate a charity they want to support. This year, they have been supporting the Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline – Fife Link. This local cause provides a valuable experience for many children living within the Chernobyl disaster affected zone. The group bring children from Chernobyl over to Scotland and local groups and organisation host days out for them.  As part of our support to the charity, Swiis Foster Care Scotland arranged a trip to the Battle of…

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Swiis Foster Carer Attends Fostering Network Celebration Event – Foster Parents Article

Recently, The Fostering Network held a fun day for primary school age children and foster carers to celebrate the amazing contribution foster carers and their families make to fostering across Scotland. Fife Trainee Social Worker, Annie Arbuckle tells us all about the event.  “Only one family from each fostering agency could attend the celebration, so Swiis foster carer, Audrey was nominated by the Permanence Team to represent Swiis Foster Care. Audrey was chosen in recognition of her being a highly motivated,…

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A Fun-filled 30th Party in Fife – Foster Parents Article

On the 6th July, the Swiis 30th Party for the Fife Team and Permanence Team took place on a beautiful Scottish summer day. Staff within the two teams came together to create a party worthy of a 30-year celebration. Ruth Caldwell, Fife Team Senior Practitioner, tells us all about it.  The townhall in Lochgelly was transformed quickly by lots of busy staff making balloon arches, and running around getting food and drinks prepared and tables set out. The creation of a party…

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A Fun-filled 30th Party in Fife – Foster Parents Article

On the 6th July, the Swiis 30th Party for the Fife Team and Permanence Team took place on a beautiful Scottish summer day. Staff within the two teams came together to create a party worthy of a 30-year celebration. Ruth Caldwell, Fife Team Senior Practitioner, tells us all about it.  The townhall in Lochgelly was transformed quickly by lots of busy staff making balloon arches, and running around getting food and drinks prepared and tables set out. The creation of a…

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Fife Pirate Day – Ahoy there matey! – Foster Parents Article

The school holidays are a great opportunity for our children and young people to try new activities. In Scotland, we arrange a number of day trips to allow our young people to interact with each other and have a great day out. Fife Education Worker, Kenney Ramage tells us about their first summer activity.  “Young people from both the Fife Team and the Permanence Team attended the first of this year’s activity days; the Pirate Day at Lochore Meadows. The day…

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Fife Pirate Day – Ahoy there matey! – Foster Parents Article

Posted on July 17, 2018 at 11:43 am The school holidays are a great opportunity for our children and young people to try new activities. In Scotland, we arrange a number of day trips to allow our young people to interact with each other and have a great day out. Fife Education Worker, Kenney Ramage tells us about their first summer activity. “Young people from both the Fife Team and the Permanence Team attended the first of this year’s activity…

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Bookbug Training for Fife Staff – Foster Parents Article

Resource Workers from the Swiis Fife Team recently attended Bookbug training run by the Scottish Book Trust and funded by the Scottish Government. Resource Worker Elaine tells us more about Bookbug and the sessions that Allan and herself are now able to deliver.  “Bookbug sessions are free, fun events for families to enjoy together and now as fully trained Bookbug leaders, we are able to deliver training to our brilliant foster carers, babies and toddlers. Our training involved us learning to plan…

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Fun at the Scottish Deer Centre – Foster Parents Article

A fun day was had at the Scottish Deer Centre in Cupar in a joint outing with the children and young people, and their foster carers from both our Permanence and Fife Teams. Resource Worker Neil Pitcaithly, tells us all about their day out. “Although winter appeared to have returned for the outing to the Scottish Deer Centre, the children and young people were oblivious to the elements and went on to have a great time. The children and young…

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Fun at the Scottish Deer Centre – Foster Parents Article

A fun day was had at the Scottish Deer Centre in Cupar in a joint outing with the children and young people, and their foster carers from both our Permanence and Fife Teams. Resource Worker Neil Pitcaithly, tells us all about their day out.  “Although winter appeared to have returned for the outing to the Scottish Deer Centre, the children and young people were oblivious to the elements and went on to have a great time. The children and young people…

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What is Foster Care Fortnight? – Foster Parents Article

Posted on May 14, 2018 at 12:36 pm Today, the annual Foster Care Fortnight campaign launches across the UK, but what is the next two weeks all about? Why do we need a fortnight dedicated to foster care? Foster Care Fortnight is the UK’s biggest foster care awareness raising campaign, delivered by the charity, The Fostering Network. It has been running for nearly 20 years and celebrates the inspirational commitment, passion and dedication of foster carers. The main aim of…

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