TUSLA are recruiting families who can provide homes for separated children; children and young people who have arrived to Ireland unaccompanied by a responsible adult and are seeking international protection from political, religious or other forms of persecution. The children who typically present to this service are teenagers from Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Asia but we have received children of all ages and from all over the world into TUSLA care.
All of the children experience some level of disconnection from their family, country of origin, and culture, and need varying levels of emotional support. They need help settling into a family; assistance with linking into educational and social networks, and preparing for adulthood, all whilst maintaining their cultural identity. They need help learning the routines, expectations and rules of family, and how to enjoy the opportunities, community and social life that Ireland can give them. Additionally, they and their carers need to negotiate the challenges and joys of difference - ethnicity, culture, religion and language. All placements are supported by social workers and carers are provided with remuneration.
Our aim is to recruit carers from a wide range of family, cultural, social and linguistic backgrounds to reflect the diversity of young people in our care. Can you provide a home for a separated child? Our team would love to help you figure that out.
Team for Separated Children Seeking Asylum
Child and Family Agency
Sir Patrick Dun's Hospital,
Grand Canal Street