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Working to support and empower us as young refugees

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VOLUNTARY ACTION LEEDS

34 Lupton Street

Leeds

LS10 2QW

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A young refugee led event enabling participants to understand and respond better to needs and experiences of children in forced migration.

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This one day course, co-designed and co-delivered by a group of young refugees alongside Nola Ellen and Gulwali Passarlay, 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 from the perspective of children and young people with lived experience.

We will hear a range of first hand experiences and we use a range of case studies, digital resources, discussions and activities from our direct youth work, to 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.

A buffet lunch will be provided. Tea and coffee available throughout the day.

Who is this course aimed at? Teachers, Social Workers, Police officers, Health Professionals, Foster Carers and Adoptive Parents, Learning Mentors, SENCos, Educational Psychologists, Family Workers, Therapists, Behaviour Support Workers, Early Years, School-Home Support, Care Workers, Youth Workers, Residential Staff, Key Workers, Volunteers, Caseworkers, Advocates, Mentors, Befrienders, Policy Makers, Journalists and any other roles working directly with or managing services for children and young people and newly arrived communities.

Testimonials from previous delegates:

"My overall opinion of the course is excellent and I would recommend it to others. Everything taught was significant. After today I will listen and trust the accounts that are given." - Ward Officer, West Yorkshire Police

"All the content was relevant. It would be good to make it a whole day training. After today I will be more attentive to refugee children, I could be that one person who makes a difference." - Social Worker, LAC team

"The most helpful parts were the bucket of stress exercise, and the different aspects and ways of building resilience. Today has also been a great networking opportunity. This provided a really good grounding for people like me." - Project Worker with Young Refugees, The Children's Society

"The personal testimonials were very powerful. Gulwali, I found it moving to hear your story. I think you are a very charismatic speaker and a very powerful advocate. Congratulations on your achievements. Nola you had a really clear and thoughtful delivery. I really liked how rich the content is and it’s great that you are able to share the slides with us. I’m new to this area so found the overview of the system and definitions really helpful." - Leeds Mind

Click this link to hear the first video testimonial from a previous delegate.

Click this link to hear the second video testimonial from a previous delegate.

Click here to read more about the work of your hosts, My Bright Kite

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34 Lupton Street

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