Celebrating Refugee Week

Author: TACT Communications

It’s Refugee Week – a UK-wide festival celebrating the contributions, creativity, and resilience of refugees, including unaccompanied asylum-seeking children. TACT particularly wants to acknowledge the role of foster carers who provide crucial support and care for vulnerable young refugees, who lack family support and have often experienced arduous journeys to the UK.

In light of the current situations in Ukraine, Afghanistan, and other conflicts around the world, we are urgently seeking foster carers across the UK to specialise in unaccompanied and asylum-seeking fostering. We are looking for people who can provide the support, guidance, and care needed to help these young people become settled in the UK.

Fostering young people who are seeking asylum does come with its challenges, but it is also hugely rewarding as you start to see them settle into their new life in the UK.

Here are some of the stories of TACT foster carers who have provided caring homes for Unaccompanied asylum-seeking children in need.

You can read Paul and Jennifer’s story here

Or you can read Fiona’s story here

For more information on how to get into fostering an unaccompanied asylum-seeking child see this page:

Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children