A WORKING EXPERIENCE
We were pleased to support a group of separated teenage boys and girls on a trip to The Magdalen Project at the end of December. With Matthew Court, our youth activities worker and volunteers from the Refugee Council, they enjoyed the experience of enhancing the environment by getting involved in a working farm, while also having enormous fun on outward bound kinds of activities.
Imagine having to flee your homeland because of war, terror or persecution. Imagine being a child or young person. Imagine not having your parents with you because they were killed before you left or were unable to leave. Imagine arriving in a strange country, seeking asylum, completely alone. Imagine having absolutely nothing.
Separated children and young people experience the double trauma of separation not only from their homeland, culture and natural environment but also from the adults in their family who gave them care.
'Separated Child' offers emotional, social, financial and physical support to separated children and young people in Britain up to the age of 21. It also engages in educational activities that raise awareness of their needs and encourage positive responses to them.
We are partners with The Refugee Council iin a range of initiatives that make a real difference to the lives of separated children and young people.