Fostering Asylum Seeking And Refugee Children training

Home Office figures show that there were 1,945 applications in 2014 from unaccompanied asylum seeking children in the UK.

Lone asylum seeking children are more likely to have experienced higher exposure to war combat, trauma and torture than those who arrived in the country with the adults responsible for them. The difficulties ensuing from years of fleeing their home communities because of war, persecution or organised violence are multifaceted and complex.

This course explains these issues and provides some examples of how foster carers can help support these children and young people.

Access this course as part of the following online course package(s):

This course will cover:
  • Legislation and Guidance
  • The needs of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children
  • Why children leave their country and seek asylum
  • A child's journey to the UK
  • Trafficking
  • The asylum process
  • Helping the child to settle and heal
This Fostering Asylum Seeking And Refugee Children course has been designed specifically for foster carers who would like to learn more about a child's journey to the UK and to support them to settle and heal.We can deliver this course either: online, as a webinar, or as a face-to-face programme. If you have your own LMS and would like this course as a SCORM file, please get in touch.
The online version of this course will take 3 hours to complete. The webinar versions are usually 2-3 hours long and face to face delivery will usually be around 4-5 hours.

You can access this course in three ways, as an online course, as a webinar, or with face-to-face delivery.

Online courses come as part of a course bundle with unlimited access for one simple subscription.

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Fostering Asylum Seeking And Refugee Children eLearning course - Grey Matter Learning

Aims of the Fostering Asylum Seeking And Refugee Children course

  • By the end of the training, you will:
  • Understand relevant legislation and guidance to asylum seeking and refugee children including trafficking
  • Understand where the children come from and what brings them to the UK
  • Understand post-traumatic stress, broken attachments and the effect of this on the child’s development and behaviour
  • Know how to help them live with and begin to recover from their experiences
  • Know about extra skills and support needed by the foster carers and useful organisations to approach

Already have an LMS? Add this course to your platform as a SCORM file.

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