Place to call home is a regional partnership of all member authorities within the East Midlands to recruit foster carers and supported lodging providers for young refugees.
Member authorities include Derby City, Derbyshire, Leicester City, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Nottingham City and Rutland.
- Offer specific training on fostering young refugees to increase carer skills and knowledge.
- Provide a better understanding of becoming a foster carer or a supported lodging provider.
- Bring benefits to the wider community through increased foster care and supported lodging capacity for children in care, including further integration.
How this project is different
- Place to Call Home will take your enquiry, set up an initial assessment and guide you through the process right up until approval. Once you have been approved, Place to Call Home will hand over to your local authority for continued support as a foster carer.
- Potential foster carers are required to attend training. This project adds enhanced training on fostering a young refugee, covering the asylum process, cultural orientation, dealing with trauma and more. Find out more about training and support.
- Panel members will receive specific training to ensure they understand the differences in fostering a young refugee.
We’re really keen to make contact with people and communities who are interested in caring for young refugees. Find out more about how to become a foster carer.
This project is being independently evaluated by De Montfort University, to understand the approach and identifying impacts of the project to young refugees, carers and wider communities across the East Midlands.