(engelska familjehem) What happens now? A film for unaccompanied children in foster homes.

(engelska familjehem) What happens now? A film for unaccompanied children in foster homes.


What happens now? Sweden receives many children who
have fled from war, conflicts or other problems in their home countries and who come here to
seek protection, just like you. Many children and youths who apply for
asylum live in a children’s home. Others live with families, just like you. If it works well, you can
live here while you wait for an answer to your asylum application. It could be a family you know,
perhaps your relatives, or a family you have never met before. You should be able to feel
safe where you live. You will get food, a bed and clothes
from the family you live with. You will go to school while you are here. You will also see a doctor or
a nurse who will check whether you need any help to feel well. If you are thinking about
things you have experienced if you are missing or worried
about your family or friends you can talk to the
family you live with or with another adult who can
give you help and support. In the future, you will meet several
different people who can help you. Social services makes sure children
in Sweden are well treated. You will get a case worker who
will find out what you need. You may need help to feel better,
to enjoy your free time, get support in school or anything else. The case worker writes down what you
need and who is to help you with what. If you do not like it where you live,
tell your case worker, so that you can get
help to make it better. The case worker will keep in
touch with you to make sure things work out as planned. Every person under 18 years is a child. Children whose parents are not in
Sweden have a legal guardian. Your legal guardian will help you
with different things, such as going to meetings at your school
and looking after your money. Your legal guardian decides on matters
you are too young to decide for yourself. You always have the right to say what you think. The older you get, the more you
can take part in deciding. This does not mean you will always get
your way, but the adults will listen to what you think and then decide
what is best for you. You will also have a public counsel. This is a person who knows
about Swedish law and helps you with
your asylum application. The Swedish Migration Agency decides
whether you can stay in Sweden or if you have to go back. The Migration
Agency follows laws and regulations. You will have the opportunity to tell the
Migration Agency why you came to Sweden. Your legal guardian and your public
counsel will be with you. You may have one or several meetings
at the Migration Agency. An interpreter will also be present
at these meetings. The interpreter speaks both your
language and Swedish. The interpreter may not tell anyone else
what you are talking about. It is important that you tell why you have
come to Sweden, what you have experienced and why you cannot go back. The person working at the Migration Agency
will write down what you say. You will then go through what is written
down with your public counsel and your legal guardian. If something is wrong, it is important to
tell the Migration Agency about this. It can take time to get an answer to an
asylum application. Once you have been to
the Migration Agency, you might be waiting for an answer every day. Remember to use your time here well. What you learn here can
be useful in the future, even if you cannot stay in Sweden. Some children will get the answer that
they can stay from the Migration Agency, while others are told they must go back. Some children have been in another country
in Europe before Sweden or have close family ties there. Then the child may have to go
back to that country. When you have received an
answer to your application, you will have a meeting at
the Migration Agency. Your legal guardian will also be there. If you get a ‘no’ to your
asylum application, your legal guardian and your public
counsel can help you appeal. This means a court will check whether
the Migration Agency is right. If you still get a ‘no’, the Migration
Agency will help you with your travel back and make sure someone meets
you when you arrive. If you get a ‘yes’ to your asylum
application you can stay in Sweden. If it works well, you can continue
living with the family until you are ready to live
somewhere else. You will surely have many
questions in the future. Remember that you can talk to your
legal guardian, your case worker, your public counsel or
the family you live with. You may ask for help from an
interpreter if you need this.

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