The only Muslim specialist fostering agency in the UK
Call Us Today
To discuss how to become a foster carer, call us at your nearest location
LONDON: 020 8880 5387
MIDLANDS: 0116 210 2248
NORTH WEST: 0161 633 5000
YORKSHIRE: 01274 508 864
ABOUT FOSTER CARE LINK
Foster Care Link is the only Muslim specialist fostering agency in the UK. Since 2004 we have worked with over seventy Local Authorities across England and Wales to place hundreds of Muslim children with Muslim families. Over our last two Ofsted inspections (2014 and 2018) we have been rated ‘Outstanding’ in all areas.
We work with a wide variety of carers from a diverse range of backgrounds, ethnicities and languages to meet the current demands of fostering. We have many years of in-depth experience in placing Muslim children from ethnic minorities as well as asylum seeking children.
SPECIALISTS IN MUSLIM FOSTERING
As a Muslim specialist agency we have developed expertise through many years of working in the field. We have been proud to offer alternative narratives and clear information to Local Authorities. We offer faith/culturally appropriate holistic support and guidance to children and young people for a healthier future where their faith is reflected in a holistic manner.
Years In Operation
We have built a wealth of knowledge and best practice over the years
Children & Young People Supported
We have matched many successful placements for young Muslims
Local Authorities Worked With
We are part of the preferred provider network with various local authority clusters
You Play a Vital Role
Foster carers look after children in their own homes when for whatever reason their own parents are unable to look after them. Placement durations vary depending on each individual child’s circumstances. Foster carers play a vital role, by caring, safeguarding & helping children to achieve that provides a stable and secure future for them. We specialise in helping Muslim foster carers become acquainted with fostering..
Even If You Can’t Foster….
You Can Still Play A Vital Role
There is a massive need in the UK to Foster Muslim children. There is a shortage of Muslim families coming forward and many children waiting for a foster family to care for them.
Can you also spare a few minutes to help the hundreds of Muslim children in the care system?
Please help us to find more families to take in these children. We are looking for families that are motivated by the challenge and rewards for investing their time, love and attention to give these Muslim children the best chance of living a fulfilling life.
Please share this message, our website details and social media links with your friends and families to raise awareness of the pressing need across the UK for Muslim carers to care for Muslim children. The more families that see this message, the more that will Insha’Allah step forward to take on this important task.
Fostering can be challenging, requiring a high level of commitment and patience but there is a great amount of reward and satisfaction in providing a safe, secure and stable environment for a child. If you are looking for a new challenge, have resilience, patience, kindness and time and space to give to a child, we would love to hear from you.
Examples of the types of cases we have dealt with include:
Many Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC) arrive in the the UK from Muslim countries. These include Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Somalia to name a few. We have worked closely with Local Authorities to place many of these with Muslim families where their faith, dietary needs and language needs can be best met. This results in successful stable placements.
Many young people are placed in poorly matched placements where their culture and heritage isn’t reflected. We work closely with Local Authorities to move children to better matched families, resulting in stable long-term arrangements. Studies show that placing children and young people within families that reflect their identity results in better mental health and success outcomes.
We have dealt with cases where teenage girls are being forced into marriages which is impacting severely on their wellbeing and mental health. We have been able to educate Local Authorities on the fact that this is against the tenets of the Muslim faith and identify foster families for these girls where they receive support and nurturing care that leads to healthy long-term outcomes.
We’ve been asked by Local Authorities to assess young people for potential radicalised behaviour. Our senior social worker is also a Muslim scholar. After a detailed assessment, we have moved some young people to practising households where they can study Islam in a healthy way and gain a balanced understanding of their faith. These leads to stable placements and healthy long-term outcomes for such young people.
FOSTER CARE LINKS ACHIEVEMENTS HAVE BEEN RECOGNISED BY VARIOUS ORGANISATIONS