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

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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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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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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Learning About The Battle of Bannockburn – Foster Parents Article

The Fife and Permanence Teams from our Dunfermline office tell us about a recent very interesting trip for our children and young people. “The Fife and Permanence Teams from Dunfermline arranged a trip to the Bannockburn visitors centre, during the Easter holidays for seven young people, plus a carer and several staff from both teams. This educational trip was so we could all learn about the Battle of Bannockburn, which took place on the 24th of June 1314. Part of…

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Glasgow Transport Museum Visit – Foster Parents Article

Over the Easter break, the Fife Team held a day out for Fife young people at the Glasgow Transport Museum, for everyone to see different modes of transport from the past. Seven children and young people, plus three members of Swiis staff went on the museum trip to Glasgow. For some of the young people, it was their first time getting to visit this museum and learn all about the history of Glasgow and transport. Two of the children were…

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