Host Families

Provide supported care for separated children in Dundee

Could you welcome a separated child (an unaccompanied asylum-seeking child) into your safe and supportive home environment? Could you help them settle into life in Scotland and prepare for independent living?

The young person will usually be around 16 to 17 years old and may have faced a perilous journey to the UK to escape war, violence, persecution or famine. They may be seeking to reunite with family or to find education or employment opportunities. The young people arriving are vulnerable due to separation from their family, the reasons for their migration and difficult and traumatic events they may have experienced while travelling.

We are working in partnership with Dundee City Council to use our experience of supporting foster carers and supported lodgings carers, to provide family-based care for young people who need nurture and support as they prepare for independent living. If you think your family has the capacity to care, we want to hear from you.

How does it work?

Carer criteria

We welcome single people, married people, people who are part of a partnership, people from any ethnic group or culture. You can be a full-time carer, or continue in your current education or employment.

What you recieve

The process

Got a question? Check out our FAQs!

Think you can help a separated child?

Complete our application form and one of the team will be in touch.

Got any questions about host families?

If you have any questions about host families and separated children please get in touch and we’d be happy to discuss.

Fostering & Continuing Care

Are you thinking about fostering and continuing care? Foster carers look after children or young people in their own homes. This provides a stable family life for a child or young person who is unable to live with their own family.  Fostering provides the opportunity for children and young people to thrive in a safe and nurturing home environment with foster carer