Do you have the skills to support a child that has just arrived in the UK without any parents?
Are you able to support a child that has suffered persecution due to their ethnicity, religion, culture, views or spoken language?
Would you be able to make a child feel safe, secure, and loved within your family home?
If you have answered yes to these questions then we at Progress would love to hear from you.
Many of these children arrive in the UK without their parents or carers and therefore are required to go into care to keep them safe as there is no suitable family member or guardian to care for them.
Alongside providing the child with a safe and loving home environment you may also need to support them through the process of applying for permission to stay in the UK. You may have to support them in gaining education or ensuring their health needs are met all of which will enable the child to have a better and brighter future. Many unaccompanied children seeking asylum will also have particular emotional, practical, language and cultural needs that their foster carers will have to consider.
We at progress will support you with meeting the needs of the child with daily, weekly and monthly supervision, training around meeting the needs of an unaccompanied child, in-depth training around becoming a foster carer, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on-call support, a dedicated supervising social worker designated to you, a supportive and knowledgeable team, the opportunity to meet other likeminded foster carers, a family support worker to support both you the carer and the child and also an in house therapist who will be able to tailor support sessions to meet your needs and also support to the child to support them to come to terms with their journey.
If you feel that supporting an unaccompanied child is for you, please give us a call and let’s make a difference in a child’s life today 😊