Training for Foster Carers

Training for Foster Carers

To provide training for foster carers and support workers of unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC) who are at risk of going missing from care due to being onward trafficked.


Contract summary



Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract (£)

£100,000 – £200,000

Published date

25 July 2016

Closing date

12 August 2016

Contract start date

06 September 2016

Contract end date

31 March 2017


We are seeking a supplier to deliver a programme of training that will help build expertise and capacity amongst foster carers and support workers for UASC. The training should enable foster carers and support workers of UASC to; • understand and respond to the particular needs and vulnerabilities of this group of children; and • better understand and recognise the signs of trafficking and quickly gain their trust in order to prevent them from running away from a safe placement. We would expect bidders to demonstrate their experience of delivery in this area with comprehensive knowledge of identifying and caring for trafficked children as well as an understanding of the issues that are particular to UASC. We are looking for bidders with: • A proven track record in delivering good quality training of this nature • Capacity to start delivering training within 6 weeks of the contract being awarded. • Relevant experience with local authorities and placement providers for UASC.

About the buyer

Contact name

Bekah Little


Department for Education, Sanctuary Buildings,

Great Smith Street





Other information



UASC ITT final.doc

How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided.


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