Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children in Foster Care
It can be a challenge, and it could be a daunting prospect to welcome an unaccompanied asylum-seeking child into your home. But it is an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling thing to do at the same time.
How do we provide support to our foster parents who care for Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children (UASC)?
We provide a host of services to help support both foster carers and the unaccompanied asylum-seeking children which include:
- Our house therapeutic parenting lead providing direct one on one, as well as group support and training for foster parents.
- We provide ‘welcome boxes’ for all the children and young people placed in the care of our foster parents; that have been thoughtfully put together by our team with items for the child. For example, in the case of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children these may include a prayer mat and a dual language dictionary.
- Access to expert psychologists / Therapists
- 24-hour access to Linguistic support services to help with any language barriers
Read about a Foster Carer’s first hand experiences
In our foster parents blog section on this website the content is created by our foster carers to give first hand, true story examples of their real experiences.
Read this blog from foster parents who are caring for an unaccompanied asylum seeking child, and find out about their story and experience.
If you are considering fostering please make an enquiry using the form below or call us on 0800 019 11 65.
Note: A spare room is required to begin fostering.