Baaf Adoption and Fostering is to develop an information and advice
service for unaccompanied asylum seeker children and young people
in foster care.
It is hoped the three-year project will provide vital support to
the 6,000 unaccompanied children that claim asylum each year in the
UK. It is to be funded through a £290,000 grant from the
Training will also be provided for social workers and foster carers
working with young asylum seekers to help them better understand
the difficulties they face.
The project follows a series of reports over the past three years
which have shown that unaccompanied children experience high levels
of stress dealing with the asylum process.