A child from overseas who finds themselves in the care system in one country, separated from their immediate family, will often have family members elsewhere who are desperate to look after them. CFAB supports such children in the UK by professionally assessing options for their long term care with family overseas. We also help children overseas with family in the UK by assessing their care options here.
CFAB is the only UK charity with an inter-country social work team. Our qualified social workers and specially trained case workers manage children’s cases referred to us by other charities, social service providers, government agencies, international partners and individuals. CFAB runs the UK’s only free professional Advice Line providing advice on international children and family cases. We also carry out training and awareness-raising work in the UK – helping professionals recognise situations in which children from overseas are at risk.
We make sure all options for a child’s long term care are thoroughly assessed, that their views are listened to, and that they get the right long-term support.
Formed to help with the refugee crisis in the aftermath of the second world war, we have over 60 years’ experience in international child protection. In the last five years alone we have helped over 10,000 children moving to and from the UK and the annual demand for our services has nearly doubled in that time.