Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Project launches to find homes for young refugees

A new project aiming to find foster families in the East Midlands for young refugees is launching this week.

Place to Call Home is a partnership between councils across the East Midlands – including Lincolnshire County Council – seeking to recruit 40 foster carers and supported lodgings providers across the region.

The digital launch will take place at 10am tomorrow (Thus 1 Oct) on Facebook and feature details of the new regional campaign, a chance to hear from foster carer, Pat, and the young Vietnamese girl she’s currently fostering, and an opportunity to take part in a question and answer session.

At the end of March 2019, there was 310 young unaccompanied refugees who were in the care of local authorities in the East Midlands. Foster carers support these young people day-to-day, providing safety, security and a family environment.

“Lincolnshire is a through-route from many ports on the coast, and if the police become aware of children within our border, we have a duty of care as the local authority,” said Cllr Mrs Patricia Bradwell OBE, executive member for children’s services at Lincolnshire County Council.

“We’re committed to playing our part to help find kind, caring and generous foster carers to offer these young people a place to call home.

“If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience to foster, please get in touch with the team and find out more about the role and how it could change the lives and futures of young refugees.”

The launch event will take place on the project’s Facebook page on Thursday 1 October, and the video will remain available to view.

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