The different types of fostering

Fostering unaccompanied teenagers

Adoption and fostering
Adoption and fostering

Each year a number of young people arrive in Coventry from Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa or other parts of the world, without an adult to care for them. The young people are usually aged between 10 and 18. They are often traumatised by their experiences and need support, advice and care to help them come to terms with this and to adjust to life in the UK.

As well as the normal tasks of supporting teenagers with their education, self help and social skills, foster carers working with these young people will need to:

  • Work with interpreters and learn to overcome everyday language barriers.
  • Give the young person extra emotional and practical support.
  • Respect the child's cultural identity, build up an understanding of the country they come from and their background and take account of their cultural needs in daily life.
  • Support the young person in their own religious activities, helping them find the right places of worship.

Fostering Service (recruitment)

Open 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays)

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 024 7683 2828


P.O. Box 15
Council House
Fostering brochure

If you'd like a printed copy of our brochure, please call 024 7683 2828.

Download our Fostering pack

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