Fostering Recruitment and Retention: Supporting practitioners and services in Wales to recruit and retain BAME and UASC foster carers

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This Welsh Government funded seminar has been developed to provide the knowledge, skills and tools needed to recruit carers to provide care to unaccompanied asylum seeking children, with the best possible standards that meets their needs and helps them fulfil their long-term potential.

The virtual seminar will explore:

  • Challenges and strategies to attract more BAME foster carers
  • The specific needs of caring for UASC and the key issues such as safeguarding, the asylum process, cultural awareness and competence and inclusions
  • The policy and practice issues relating to providing a fostering service for UASC.
Monday, 16 November, 2020 to Tuesday, 17 November, 2020
Start time: 
End time: 
Invitations will be sent to join via Zoom
Registration cost: 
£0.00 (including VAT)

The Learning Outcomes:

  • Successful BAME recruitment strategies.
    • The issues of identity, racism and the effects of transracial adoption.
  • The UASC context and the relevant legislation.
  • Relevant research including identity, culture and racism
  • The BAME communities in the UK, and the main factors that may be restricting foster carers from coming forwards.
  • Developing recruitment policies, materials and planning recruitment activities
  • To improve the ability to assess the needs of UASC and identify appropriate services for this group of children, whilst building professional partnerships
  • Long-term thinking and planning. • Learn how to better support prospective and approved BAME foster carers
  • Supporting UASC legal claims Priority will be given to those living in North and West Wales who did not have an opportunity to attend the face to face events earlier this year.

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