London Borough of Croydon

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. Our final event will be taking place on 26 February 2019 and the project will conclude end of 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

Specialist training for foster carers facilitated by IOM and Barnardo's was delivered to 84 foster carers, and our forums were attended by over 100 foster carers.

Huddle

Our online platform allows 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
  • Foster Carer briefings
  • A welcome leaflet for children entering foster care in 7 languages

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.

More information 

If you require further information, please contact the project team at CTPFproject@croydon.gov.uk  

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