Family Health Inclusion Project: The Children’s Society (.PDF)
The Family Health Inclusion Project is a national project, which aims to develop information, and practical resources to ensure both asylum seeking and refugee people with children under the age of eighteen have access to appropriate health services. Furthermore it aims to ensure that their children do not have to be recipients of inappropriate care, which impacts on their mental and physical well-being.
Trinity Centre - DOST: Children & Young People’s Service (.PDF)
Trinity Centre has a long history of providing assistance to individuals and setting up projects in response to local needs for education, supported access to statutory services, leisure and creative activities. It created DOST to provide education, play, advocacy and support services for separated young refugees.
KaleidRAScope - Newcastle upon Tyne Educational Psychology Service (.PDF)
KaleidRAScope is a project catering for children and young people between the ages of 0-19. It is located across two services. It is managed by the Educational Psychology Service (EPS), and also includes the Education Welfare Service (EWS).
KaleidRAScope was set up because of the complex nature of the needs of some of these children, and the continuing rise in the numbers of refugee and asylum seeking children admitted to Newcastle schools.
The Emotional and Trauma Support Team: Manchester (.PDF)
The Emotional and Trauma Support Team (ETS) is part of the Diversity and Inclusion Team, Manchester City Council. It caters for traumatised children including refugee children, some of whom may have been traumatised before seeking asylum. The ETS Team members work in schools with children who have been referred to the team. Currently members work in twenty-six different schools across the city.
The Harbour Project: The Children’s Society (.PDF)
The Children’s Society Harbour Project caters for asylum seeking and refugee children and young people with emotional, psychological and mental health difficulties. It is a school-based mental health service.
Refugee Resource: Working in partnership, valuing self-evaluation and committed to innovation (.PDF)Refugee Resource works to relieve distress, improve well-being and facilitate the integration of refugees and asylum seekers.
Refugee Resource values self-evaluation. This case study describes how GHK (consulting) and Queen Margaret University College (QMUC) were independently commissioned in November 2002 to work alongside Refugee Resource in evaluating the Woodpath Project. The project's aim is to support young refugees and asylum seekers to deal with the challenges of the asylum process and of living in a new environment in Oxfordshire. Refugee Resource provides a therapeutic counselling service and activities focused on addressing the psychosocial needs of those aged between 12 and 25 with a particular focus on unaccompanied minors. The executive summary of the evaluation can be downloaded Evaluation of the Woodpath Project Refugee Resource (.PDF)
Safe in the City (.PDF)
This Manchester based Children’s Society project caters for young people, including those born in the UK and for unaccompanied asylum seeking children and refugees. It is an outreach initiative whose aims from the outset were to offer one-to-one support to refugee and asylum-seeking children.
Supporting isolated families (.PDF)
Sure Start East Cleveland, offers a wide range of services to support the health and well-being of children under five and their families in the wider area. Activities include information and support on health issues including baby and child health, diet, breastfeeding, dental care, smoking, children’s speech, pregnancy and childbirth and training courses for parents.
Bayswater Families Centre (.PDF)
Bayswater Families Centre (BFC) has developed its work with refugee and homeless families and now provides comprehensive family support, early years provision, advice, advocacy and access for families to mainstream provision.
BFC offers an holistic range of services to families living in bed and breakfast, hostel, or temporary accommodation in the North Westminster area. The case study outlines how the centre develops co-ordinated approaches to promote children’s well-being and address complex family needs. Strong links and partnerships have been built with many different services and agencies. Including:
Enfield Temporary Accommodation Play Project (.PDF)
Many refugee children and families in the London Borough of Enfield occupy temporary accommodation and may experience difficulties with health and development. The case study describes how Enfield Temporary Accommodation Play Project provides a range of activities for children and parents that promote healthy development and well-being.
The Haven Project (.PDF)
Launched in 1995, the Haven Project is the title Action for Children in Conflict (AfCiC ) has given to its programme in the UK working with young asylum seekers and refugees in selected schools in a number towns and cities, including London, Oxford, Manchester, Leicester, Hull, Liverpool, Cardiff, Nottingham and Glasgow.
The Haven Project, in Cardiff, is a school-based service that provides children and young people with support for emotional and mental health needs. The case study describes how the project developed and the ways it has successfully improved the well-being of refugee children.
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