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Foster a Sikh child

There are thousands of Sikh children in need of fostering in the UK. Could you open up your home to help them grow, heal and build a brighter future?

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Interested in fostering a Sikh child?

As a specialist Sikh foster care agency, we know how important it is for young people to stay connected to their religion, especially when they’re being separated from their families. They need stability and normalcy during a very unsettling time. That’s why it’s our focus and mission to place Sikh children with foster parents who can not only provide a safe and loving home, but who also understand the practices, traditions and customs of the Sikh faith.

At ACS, we need more Sikh families to consider opening up their hearts and homes to vulnerable Sikh children in need of fostering. There are roughly 5,370 children in care who come from Muslim, Hindu and Sikh backgrounds, and they’re waiting for the right foster parents who can meet their cultural and religious needs. Sikhism is centred around giving and servicing others, and fostering a Sikh child could be the biggest service you embark upon in your own religious journey.

Entering care, young Sikh children may feel isolated and misunderstood due to their faith, which can impact their growth and development. From attending the gurdwara to worship to wearing attire specific to the Sikh religion, you can ensure they don’t lose a part of themselves that brings them comfort after experiencing loss, pain and separation.

If you’re interested in becoming a foster parent and want to know more about Sikh fostering, please get in touch today. With our expertise in Sikh foster care and your dedication to give a child the chance of a better future, we can change young lives for the better.

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One of our team is available to talk to you over the phone to answer any of your fostering queries.

0800 917 7937

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Sikh Foster family

Fostering with a specialist Sikh foster care agency

When Sikh children are brought into care, it could be for a number of reasons. Abuse, neglect, family disruption or the loss of a parent. They might need short-term fostering or a longer-term solution. However, one thing remains the same – they need a supportive foster family to help guide them through this difficult time and help them recover from their past. A child’s wellbeing is the number one priority for us at ACS, but we also go one step further to ensure they’re able to thrive in the right environment.

As a multi-faith foster care agency with a diverse, multi-disciplined team from all walks of life and faiths, we have extensive knowledge and first-hand experience of what it takes to raise and foster a Sikh child. We work together and are here for you every step of the way to build a brighter future for the young people in your care.

Why is ACS right for you?

We’re one of the only independent fostering agencies providing bespoke cultural and faith-based foster placements. Being inclusive and celebrating diversity are incredibly important values to us. That’s why whatever your language is, we’ll speak it, and whatever your religion is, we’ll respect it.


Benefits of fostering with ACS

  • Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ Support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • A generous fostering allowance
  • A comprehensive training programme
  • Regular peer group meetings
  • A calendar of events, activities and days out for you, your family and the children you care for
  • Access to key local community groups and further support resources
  • Regular home support visits from your personal Link Worker
  • Paid respite

Could you foster a Sikh child?

There are a few basic requirements that all foster parents must meet in order to care for a child:

  • You have a spare bedroom?
  • You are over 21 years old?
  • You enjoy the company of young people?
  • You have a sense of humour and the ability to see the positive wherever possible?

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you

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Sabbir’s Story

“My proudest moment was when the child I care for told me, ‘This is my family now and you’re my father.”

Sabbir Ahmed, ACS foster parent

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One of our team is available to talk to you over the phone to answer any of your fostering queries.

0800 917 7937

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Active Care Solutions, 34-35 Pure Office, Broadwell Rd, Oldbury, B69 4BY