Fostering in the UK

    Introduction

    Fostering has been a key support mechanism for vulnerable children throughout history of Islam. The most prominent example of this is when our beloved Prophet SallAllahu 'alayhi wasallam took Zayd ibn Harithah RadhyAllahu 'anh under his care. Despite being a great Sunnah, fostering is sadly much-neglected by the Muslim community today.

    Ummah Welfare Trust recognizes that a number of vulnerable Muslim children within the UK need urgent help. Refugee children as well as local Muslim children are suffering due to the lack of foster carers in the UK who are Muslim. Many local authorities are in fact in of need Muslim foster carers so that Muslim children can be placed with them.

    Ummah Welfare Trust has partnered with Olive Branch, an independent fostering organization, to raise awareness of this worthy cause and help save the Imaan of such children.

    Have you considered fostering?

    If you live in the North West of England and are thinking of becoming a foster carer then Olive Branch wants to hear from you.

    Do you see yourself working with children in your own home?

    The role of a foster carer is one of the most rewarding jobs you can experience - spiritually, emotionally, and financially. As an Olive Branch foster carer you can work from the comfort of your own home, will have flexibility in your day and help change the life of a child/young person. You don't need any previous qualifications or experience. Olive Branch will offer full training and support you through the process of becoming an approved carer.

    What do you need?

    - A spare bedroom.
    - The passion to look after children who have been through difficulty.

    What does Olive Branch offer?

    - A warm and friendly working environment.
    - A weekly fostering payment of up to £390 per child.
    - Professional support available 24 hours a day.
    - A dedicated supervising Social Worker that will help and support you, your family and the child in care.
    - Accredited training in Health and Social Care NVQ at Level 2 and 3.
    - Regular fun days and activities for the whole foster family.
    - Annual awards ceremony recognising your achievements and the foster child's too.

    Refugee Children

    The British Government has pledged to help unaccompanied refugee children resettle into the UK. Currently there are no confirmed numbers or dates on when and if these children will arrive. Most refugee children currently arriving are teenagers from countries such as Eritrea, Sudan, Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria. Also not all are Muslim.

    If you are interested in fostering a refugee child then please register with Olive Branch who can keep you updated as the situation changes.

    How to apply

    If you want to help change the lives of local children as an Olive Branch carer then click on the link below and they will be in touch to talk to you about fostering.

    Call 01706 558910 and Olive Branch will be more than happy to talk you through fostering and answer any questions that you may

    DISCLAIMER: Olive Branch is not a part of Ummah Welfare Trust.