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UASC

unaccompanied asylum-seeking children

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what is UASC?

Children from all backgrounds might need the love and support of a Foster Carer at some time. But this is especially true of child refugees or unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (sometimes referred to as UASC).

The Home Office definition of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children is: children who are outside their country of origin to seek asylum in the United Kingdom, are separated from parents and relatives, and are not in the care of someone who is responsible for doing so.

UASC are often over 15, but some are younger. The majority are boys and come from various countries though recently the main ones have been Afghanistan, Iran, Eritrea, Somalia, and China. Conflict zones also see children leaving, such as Syrian children.

 

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we’ve been officially rated ofsted outstanding on 3 consecutive occasions!

The complex needs of children and young people are well understood by the Foster Carers and agency staff, who plan effectively to significantly reduce the risks.

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sylvia and denis' story

A 15-year-old unaccompanied asylum seeker came to our care two years ago. When we first met him, we found that he could not speak one English word. When we greeted him in his first language, he was thrilled as if he was lost and then found himself again. He was illiterate in his first language with no previous knowledge of schooling.

But with our support and effort he has managed to turn his life around. He attended the school and is doing really well. He is planning to go to the college next September. We are proud of him as he has a real future ahead of him!

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