What is sanctuary-seeking fostering?
At FCA we have a strong history of working with sanctuary-seeking children from many countries and religious backgrounds. We believe that giving these unaccompanied children and young people a stable and secure foster home is a more positive alternative to a residential unit or supported accommodation. Fostering will also give them the best possible opportunity to live within and be part of a new community in the UK.
As a foster parent, you can give these children in care the safety they need to start adjusting to their new country, and begin to overcome an often traumatic past.
Support and training
As an FCA foster parent, it’s not just you and the young person in your home. Think of us as an extended team; there for you, 24/7, whenever you need us, whatever your question. All our support, guidance and expertise are available to help you.
We’ll equip you with specialist training to help you support children seeking asylum. For example, you’ll receive information about current legislation and their legal status, an understanding of the experiences they may have had, and how you can meet their practical and emotional needs.
Foster carers with FCA receive frequent visits and contact from a dedicated and qualified social worker, together with ongoing training, a financial allowance, access to carer support groups and organised family activities.
Benefits of working with FCA
24/7 advice service
Excellent ongoing training
Access to your local fostering team
Local support groups
Local social activities and events
Get in touch
Whether you’re ready to start your journey or just want to chat, contact our fostering team today and we'll answer all your questions.