MFN is committed to effectively supporting and promoting fostering within the community and has carried out research into the area to further establish key ways to move forward. We have identified the lack of Muslim foster carers within the UK and are establishing links with key organisations to overcome this problem.
9,000 foster families are needed in the next 12 months.
MFN will partner with The Foster Network to carry our research into the needs of Muslim Children in Care across the UK. This essential research will highlight the most critical issues and allow us to focus our efforts in areas of greatest need. It will also provide us with further development to improve our services and enable individuals to give the best level of care to a child.
In 2016, 3175 separated children claimed asylum in the UK.
A substantial percentage of the Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC) arriving in the U.K. come from Muslim countries. Despite, the terrible experience most of these children faced on this treacherous journey, they then join a child care system which is already at breaking point. MFN will work with the Refugee Council to identify where our work can have the greatest impact.