Tusla - Child and Family Agency has launched a new awareness and recruitment campaign to find carers for separated children seeking international protection.
Tusla requires a panel of carers from different family, cultural, religious, social and linguistic backgrounds to reflect the diversity of unaccompanied minors coming into care in the State, many of whom are teenagers.
Tusla participates in missions to assist European Union relief efforts to help children in migration and provide them with safety and shelter. As part of an EU-wide project, Ireland undertook to accept 36 unaccompanied minors from Greece. Eight young people arrived in June 2020, and another 13 were brought to Ireland in July 2021. Tusla is in the process of receiving another 15 children who will be arriving here in September 2021.
Carers are needed, who can provide a supportive environment where the young person can develop their confidence and life skills to eventually enable them to live independently.