Fostering unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people : creating a family life across a “world of difference"

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/594489
Title:
Fostering unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people : creating a family life across a “world of difference"
Authors:
Wade, Jim; Sirriyeh, Ala; Kohli, Ravi K.S.; Simmonds, John
Abstract:
Unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people form a small but significant part of the UK looked after children population. Their circumstances and needs are complex and as a group they require careful and sensitive assessment, planning and placement. Foster carers are at the heart of this task, providing family care against a background of uncertainty, anxiety and potential risk. How do the young people and foster carers build relationships? How do local authorities address the challenge of caring for unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people? And do their actions result in successful integration into UK society of these young people, or continuing problems? This research study details and examines the results of a census survey of four local authorities, collectively looking after over 2000 unaccompanied young people. Postal surveys and interviews were undertaken with a number of foster carers and young people to identify their experiences in placements, and a policy and practice study included focus groups to gather the views of social workers, young people and key stakeholders. The results of this extensive study reveal ongoing changes in the way in which unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people are looked after and the main features of the fostering task, insights into how young people and foster carers felt about their placements, and key implications for policy and practice.
Citation:
Wade, J., Sirriyeh, A., Kohli, R., Simmonds, J. (2012) 'Fostering unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people : creating a family life across a “world of difference"'. British Association for Adoption & Fostering.
Publisher:
British Association for Adoption & Fostering
Issue Date:
2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/594489
Additional Links:
http://corambaaf.org.uk/bookshop/fostering-unaccompanied-asylum-seeking-young-people-research-study
Type:
Book
Language:
en
ISBN:
9781907585555
Appears in Collections:
The Centre for Young People, Poverty and Social Disadvantage

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWade, Jimen
dc.contributor.authorSirriyeh, Alaen
dc.contributor.authorKohli, Ravi K.S.en
dc.contributor.authorSimmonds, Johnen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-21T13:17:21Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-21T13:17:21Zen
dc.date.issued2012en
dc.identifier.citationWade, J., Sirriyeh, A., Kohli, R., Simmonds, J. (2012) 'Fostering unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people : creating a family life across a “world of difference"'. British Association for Adoption & Fostering.en
dc.identifier.isbn9781907585555en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/594489en
dc.description.abstractUnaccompanied asylum-seeking young people form a small but significant part of the UK looked after children population. Their circumstances and needs are complex and as a group they require careful and sensitive assessment, planning and placement. Foster carers are at the heart of this task, providing family care against a background of uncertainty, anxiety and potential risk. How do the young people and foster carers build relationships? How do local authorities address the challenge of caring for unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people? And do their actions result in successful integration into UK society of these young people, or continuing problems? This research study details and examines the results of a census survey of four local authorities, collectively looking after over 2000 unaccompanied young people. Postal surveys and interviews were undertaken with a number of foster carers and young people to identify their experiences in placements, and a policy and practice study included focus groups to gather the views of social workers, young people and key stakeholders. The results of this extensive study reveal ongoing changes in the way in which unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people are looked after and the main features of the fostering task, insights into how young people and foster carers felt about their placements, and key implications for policy and practice.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBritish Association for Adoption & Fosteringen
dc.relation.urlhttp://corambaaf.org.uk/bookshop/fostering-unaccompanied-asylum-seeking-young-people-research-studyen
dc.titleFostering unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people : creating a family life across a “world of difference"en
dc.typeBooken
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