Video for foster carers

This animation is the first in a series of resources designed to meet the needs of those working with and caring for separated children. This video was developed primarily to benefit foster carers (or those considering fostering), but social workers and other professionals who are part of the wider team supporting separated children will also find the contents insightful in their work.

The video provides an insight into the unique and complex behaviours with which separated children may present and proposes specific preparation which a foster carer can undertake ahead of a separated child arriving.  By taking the simple steps outlined in the video, foster carers will feel more confident and capable in their care giving and the pivotal role they will play in the child or young person’s journey from surviving to thriving.

Thank you for taking the time to watch this video. We hope you found it helpful in your preparation for fostering a separated child.

This video is one in a series of resources being developed by The Separated Child Foundation to support foster carers and other professionals working with separated children. If you would like to be notified of future videos and training resources please enter your details below.  We’d also appreciate you rating the video below (out of 1-5). Thank you.

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Useful phone numbers

Kidscape: Bullying advice line for parents and carers – 07496 682785

Refugee Council: Freephone service providing advice and guidance for unaccompanied children seeking asylum in England – 0808 1753499 or WhatsApp 07888 866615 (messages can be sent and replied to in most languages). Opening hours: Monday – Friday (8.30am until 5.30pm). Professional advice line for social workers and carers – 0207 3461134


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We are continuously working to enhance the resources we offer to those supporting separated children. If you have a specific training need, please send your recommendation to our Programme Manager,

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