Fostering refugee children
Children who arrive in the UK seeking refugee status without their parents or carers usually go into the care of their nearest local authority to their point of arrival. They will often live with approved foster carers on an emergency basis while a long-term care plan and arrangements are made for them.
There were 37 refugee children in our care at the end of August from Afghanistan, Eritrea, Syria, Vietnam, Turkey, Asia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iraq and Iran aged 13 to 18 years. Four were female and 33 were male. We anticipate that this number will continue to rise.