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.