About Fostering Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children

Many of these young people have been separated from their families, either in their Homeland or during transit to the UK.  As you can expect, these children are often extremely distressed and frightened as a result of the overwhelming experience they have been through.

As a foster carer specialising in asylum seeking fostering, you can help and teach these children the skills they need to successfully build a new life and ways to overcome their traumatic past. We will work very close with you and provide specialist training to help you support children who are seeking asylum.

We try to place children and young people with families where some of the culture or language may be known about the young person to be placed. However, this is not always possible, and we therefore want foster carers who are resourceful and will be able to facilitate the young person to maintain their culture.

Specialist Support and Training

If you’re interested in fostering unaccompanied asylum seeking children, we will early on identify relevant training courses that will help support you in this role. We will ensure that you feel confident and culturally aware of the children’s backgrounds as this will allow you to better understand the young person’s needs.

Our fostering team will be there to support you every step of the way, giving you the guidance and help required to provide stability to the young people in your care. We offer 24/7 support, which means no matter what day of the week or time it is, we will be there by your side when you need us most.

Fostering Allowance

As a foster carer for unaccompanied asylum seeking minors, you will receive a competitive fostering fee and allowance when you have a young person placed with you.

The competitive fee recognises the additional skills and experience you will need to take on this type of placement. Download our Fostering Fees guide here.