These resources explore key learning for supported accommodation providers working with unaccompanied asylum-seeking (UAS) young people.
In 2022-2023, there were 1,089 unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and young people in the UK – 79% of those that were offered accommodation were placed in some form of semi-independent accommodation or supported accommodation.
As the provider of the Department for Education funded Sector Awareness and Provider Preparedness programme for providers of supported accommodation, the National Children’s Bureau has developed these learning examples to share challenges and good practice.
A call was put out to the supported accommodation sector to understand the barriers and enablers in providing effective, high-quality support to unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people. Interviews were held with a variety of providers who currently work with this cohort of young people and have been supplemented by sector intelligence gathered throughout.