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Caring for unaccompanied asylum seeking children and young people: introductory booklet


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The introductory booklet provides information for foster carers and residential care workers who are, or who will be, looking after unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and young people. It explores who these young people are, where they come from, what their journeys may have been like, what their specific needs are now, and how carers can help and support them.

Who is this booklet for?

The booklets are designed for foster carers and residential care workers, and may also be of interest to social workers.


Eileen Fursland is a professional freelance writer. She has written a number of books and feature stories for magazines. Updating and revision of the pamphlets was undertaken by Henrietta Bond, a freelance writer.

Shorter, adapted versions of this series were published as part of the Fostering Across Borders (FAB) project’s resources (with CoramBAAF’s permission).