Support for foster carers of unaccompanied asylum seeking children at risk of trafficking and modern slavery.
We're pleased to be working with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on a pilot project to support foster carers to look after children who may go missing from care due to the risk of human trafficking and modern slavery they face. The project is running until March 2019.
Our pilot project is focused on Albanian and Vietnamese unaccompanied asylum seeking children, who represent two of the top nationalities identified as potential victims of trafficking in the UK. The project aims to provide training, resources, and support through forums, training and an online platform to foster carers, to increase their knowledge and confidence in looking after these children at risk. It also provides a leaflet to unaccompanied children from Albania and Vietnam who are victims or at risk of trafficking, to support their placement in care.
Training and forums
Delivery of specialist training for foster carers is facilitated by the project consultant and project coordinator from IOM. Our final training sessions will take place in September 2018, with forums for foster carers taking place in September and November 2018. You can view the training and forum schedules in the 'Downloads' and 'Key Documents' sections on this page.
We have developed an online platform using a site called Huddle. This platform allow us to share project resources and materials that are produced for our joint International Organization for Migration (IOM) and London Borough of Croydon (LBC) project. These resources include:
- A foster Carer handbook
- A foster Carer briefings
- Children’s leaflet
- Details of project forums and training sessions, and much more!!!
To access the space, foster carers need to be invited via an emailed invitation link. Please contact CTPFproject@croydon.gov.uk if you would like to be a part of this online space, or know a foster Carer who would.
If you require further information, please contact the project team at CTPFproject@croydon.gov.uk