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Fostering sanctuary seeking children

Fostering sanctuary seeking children in the UK is an important and valuable way to support vulnerable children and young people who have arrived in the country seeking refuge from violence, persecution, or war. These children may have been separated from their families and are often in need of a safe and nurturing environment where they can recover from their experiences and build a new life.

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What is sanctuary-seeking fostering?

Fostering sanctuary seeking children involves providing a temporary home for a child who is awaiting placement with a permanent family or who is in the process of seeking asylum. Foster families play a critical role in helping these children feel safe, secure, and loved during a time that can be very challenging and uncertain.

Are you suited to fostering sanctuary-seeking children?

Fostering sanctuary seeking children in the UK can also be challenging. Depending on the child’s background and experiences, foster families may need to provide specialist care that requires additional training or support. 

In addition, foster parents may also need to be prepared to work with social workers and other professionals, such as translators and lawyers, to ensure that the child receives the appropriate care and support.

Despite these challenges, many families find that fostering sanctuary seeking children in the UK is an extremely rewarding experience that offers a sense of purpose and fulfilment.

Benefits of sanctuary seeking children

One of the main benefits of fostering sanctuary seeking children in the UK is the opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of vulnerable children and young people. By providing a safe and supportive home environment, foster families can help these children to heal from the physical and emotional wounds of their displacement and loss.

Moreover, fostering sanctuary seeking children in the UK can be a rewarding and enriching experience for the foster family. Many families who have fostered sanctuary seeking children report feeling a deep sense of fulfilment and satisfaction from helping children in need and often form close bonds with the children they care for.

Why choose Match Foster Care?

Match Foster Care is an independent, non-private-equity-owned, fostering agency designed with the desire to help children fulfil their full potential, even when they can’t be in the direct care of their families. Training and support will be provided by our multidisciplinary professionals who accompany you along the fostering journey: a registered nurse, support workers, education workers and a therapeutic practitioner.

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Other types of fostering

Short-term fostering typically refers to foster placements less than two years in length. Here children stay with you while others finalise their legal care proceedings, which can take a few months to complete. As a rule, short-term foster care is more common among young children.

Therefore, with short-term fostering, you may not know how long they will stay with you once they arrive.

Long-term fostering, sometimes known as permanent fostering, means that it is agreed that a child or young person will remain living with your family through to adulthood.  The child is still part of the care system, which means that there will still be regular meetings and you will continue to have the support of a team around you.  For many children living in foster care, a long-term  arrangement gives them the reassurance and security that they need, helping them to feel a full member of your family.  

Respite fostering is where you provide care for children always with other foster carers. This is usually for a weekend or for a couple of weeks while the child’s usual foster parents have a break.

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Areas We Cover

Match Foster Care covers all over the West Midlands, including, BirminghamWorcestershireStaffordshireDudleySandwell, HerefordshireTelfordWolverhamptonShropshireWalsallWarwickshireStokeSolihullCoventry and Gloucestershire.

We have two offices: one in Droitwich and one in Stoke but our staff are located across the whole region to provide local support when you most need it.  

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Droitwich Office

Severn House, 30 – 32 Ombersley Street West, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire,
WR9 8QZ

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Stoke-on-Trent Office

3-5 Vale Street, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire,
ST4 7LR