Fostering Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children

A 4 hour training course exploring and addressing the challenges facing a young person and their foster family throughout the process of seeking asylum.

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Fostering Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children Overview:

Young people arriving in the UK unaccompanied by a responsible adult and seeking asylum from political, religious or other forms of persecution form a small but significant part of the looked after children population. The needs and circumstances of these young people are complex. Welcoming an unaccompanied asylum-seeking young person into a foster family is also complex – full of hope but with many sources of misunderstanding and tension. Most of these young people will have limited understanding of fostering, the nature and meaning of family life in the UK or of the routines, opportunities, expectations and rules of family and community life. For the foster family themselves, they are likely to be welcoming a young person whom they do not know and to have little sense of their background, their origins or recent experiences. This course explores and addresses some of the challenges that both the young person and the foster family may experience throughout the process of seeking asylum and settling into this new situation.

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The course is delivered over 4 hours

Our group training is offered for 15 attendees per trainer

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What is covered:

This course explores the role that the foster carer plays in the care and protection of unaccompanied children.  Delegates attending this course will be able to identify the impact the asylum-seeking process has on children, and gain a greater understanding of the asylum-seeking process.  The course also covers the reasons that children or young people may seek asylum and become refugees, and encourages delegates to improve their own cultural competence and understanding.

Who is the course for?

This course is primarily aimed at instructing current or prospective foster carers on the role they play in the fostering of looked-after children, or young people who have entered care as refugees seeking asylum.  It is beneficial training for any foster carers looking to expand their knowledge, or carers who are expected to be fostering asylum-seeking children.

What will you achieve?

  • List reasons why children become unaccompanied asylum seekers and refugees.
  • Identify the impact of the asylum-seeking process on children.
  • Understand as foster carers the asylum-seeking process.
  • Explore the role of foster carers in the care and protection of unaccompanied children.
  • Demonstrate improvements in cultural competence.

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