West Sussex does not have enough carers to meet the needs of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children. This is especially saddening when we know that all children achieve the most effective outcomes in family-based care.
Children under 16 are supported by the Child Asylum Team, which is a dedicated team of specialist social workers, as well as a specialist worker in our Voice and Participation Service. Children over 16 have dedicated personal assistants.
We offer specialist training to all carers regarding the needs of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and dedicated support from an advanced practitioner. Carers also have their own supervising social worker or support worker to support everyone in the fostering household.
We work in partnership with voluntary and community-based agencies and can offer advice and guidance and a regular monthly support group where carers can share experiences, learn from one another and have the opportunity to hear from guest speakers.
For more information and to register your interest in supporting an asylum-seeking child contact the Fostering Recruitment Team
Register your interest in becoming a foster parent