Occasionally children involved in our residential and community assessments have family members living in another country and this has led to some demand for the consideration their circumstances internationally.
We would also consider those children who are assessed as unable to return home to their parents when it may be important to consider whether they are able to live within their extended family, even if that family is based in outside the UK. Assessments need to be thorough, giving the potential carers the best chance to present their ability to parent. This usually means that it is often better to assess them within their home country and decide whether the child can live safely within the family, community and the wider jurisdiction based upon the welfare of the child.
Jamma Umoja has experience of international social assessments and we will consider similar referrals.