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

| Eileen Fursland

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.

Fostering unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people PDF only

| Jim Wade, Ala Sirriyeh, Ravi Kohli and John Simmonds

This research study examines the results of a census survey of four local authorities, looking after over 2,000 unaccompanied young people. How did local authorities plan for and place the young people? How did the young people settle in their foster families, and how did they and the foster carers experience the placement? This study presents a range of implications for policy and practice. AVAILABLE AS PDF ONLY

Looking after a young person who has been trafficked

| Eileen Fursland

This guide provides information on what may have happened to trafficked children and young people, how to assess and place these children, what to do if you are starting to look after a trafficked child, and how a young person who has been trafficked may behave. It is illustrated with case studies and quotations from young people who have themselves been trafficked, and who talk about their stories.