Brighton and Hove is a vibrant, multicultural city with a diverse population of children in care. Across the city, at least 50 languages are spoken, representing people from around the globe who practice a range of religions. Some of our young people in care are unaccompanied asylum seekers and Muslim and, as with all children who are fostered, it is important that they have carers who best suit their needs.
We are proud of our unique fostering community, which includes children and foster carers from a wide range of backgrounds. We are keen to recruit more Foster Carers from a broad range of cultures and faiths, so that we can place children with a family that best matches their background.
If you’re Muslim or come from one of our diverse communities, we’d love to hear from you. We are particularly keen to hear from people from African, Caribbean and Asian diasporas. Please get in touch for a friendly chat with Virginia Collison, our designated team member responsible for recruiting from our local BAME communities. Virginia can be reached by calling 01273 295444 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Training and support
In addition to our ongoing package of training and support, we also offer;
- A Cultural Identity Support Group, open to all carers
- Mandatory training on caring for BAME children
- Plenty of resources and support to help carers meet the specific needs of BAME and LGBT+ children and young people.
- The opportunity to buddy up with an experienced Foster Carer of BAME or LGBT+ children and young people.
- Specific training and a lively, informed support group for carers looking after unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and young people