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Understanding and Meeting the Needs of Refugee Children

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Voluntary Action Leeds

Stringer House

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LS10 2QW

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This half day course will provide an introduction to key terminology relating to international new arrival children, the reasons why people flee their home countries and what the journey to safety may involve. It will give a basic overview of the asylum process in the UK.

Using a range case studies, digital resources, discussions and activities, we will explore;

  • The emotional impact of the pre, trans and post migration experience on children and young people.
  • The specific experiences and needs of refugee children in their own words.
  • The importance of building resilience and protective factors
  • Positive strategies to support refugee children to settle, integrate and reach their potential.
  • Good practice guidance on how to create welcoming and inclusive settings.
  • Information on refugee and related support services for children and families.

We will hear from Hawa Bah, who moved to the UK as an unaccompanied minor aged 17. Hawa will recite two of her own poems which will give insights into forced child marriage, the experience of claiming asylum as a child and the importance of dignity and equality for those seeking sanctuary.

The second part of the training session will feature a personal testimonial from Gulwali Passarlay, an influential Afghan refugee who is a published author, TEDx speaker, and active campaigner for refugee children's rights. Gulwali will share how he survived a terrifying year long journey to safety in Britain where he arrived as an unaccompanied asylum seeking child aged 13. Gulwali will talk about his experience of being age disputed, growing up in the care system, claiming asylum and transitioning into life in the UK. There will be time for participant question and answers with Gulwali.

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