Refugees and Asylum Seekers | Understanding the Difference

Migration and Immigration is the ‘hot topic’ of the moment. And one group caught up in the rhetoric are refugees and asylum seekers. Often asylum seekers and refugees get included in this debate, especially in the media but for the wrong reasons. That’s why we need you to know the facts, not the fear. The …

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Age of Doubt | Claiming Asylum in the UK

There’s a rather dismal picture emerging about how the Home Office is conducting itself, namely over the issue of assessing the age of young people arriving in the UK and claiming asylum. Whilst having apparently committed itself to a concerted approach with Local Authorities and other stakeholders a mere 6 years ago (or just four …

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The Unemployment Issue for Vulnerable Young People

A key to preventing trafficking is knowing that traffickers use young people’s vulnerabilities to target their victims. There are many forces and situations that cause vulnerability in a child’s life, and the increasing unemployment issue for vulnerable young people, is a growing concern. As part of our prevention services we consistently address the facts and …

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Out Of Hours Support for Vulnerable Trafficked Children

Being a parent or a guardian is not a nine to five job. Especially, when you’re a carer giving out of hours support to vulnerable trafficked young people. Young trafficked survivors, like many children can require and need help 24/7, especially throughout lockdown. As recent shocking reports will tell you, the risk to young people’s …

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Children are Children First | A Holistic Approach to Age Assessments

What happens if a ‘child’s’ age is disputed? What can that really mean for a vulnerable child? Without access to a full independent guardian, which safeguards a young person’s best interest, asylum may be refused, and the child put in immigration detention and removed without ever having their age formally assessed, and as mentioned with …

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Children are Children First | A Holistic View to Age Assessments

As the European migration and refugee ‘crisis’ continues, more unaccompanied children are embarking on the dangerous journey to Europe. Therefore, it is critical that children are seen as children first. This existential humanitarian crisis continues to hold great difficulties for children and young people on their journey to freedom. For children who are alone or …

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Carers Through the Crisis | Survivor Care

Well before the COVID19 crisis, we could see that there were identifiable gaps in care where vulnerable young people are being consistently under-served, therefore as social workers, carers and as a charity we must continue our focus on advocacy, sustainable solutions and importantly, survivor care for young trafficked people. As we move through these times …

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Stay Safe Online | During the Cororavirus

We have all been taking serious steps to stay safe and prevent us from getting (or spreading) coronavirus, even though we barely leave the house. So naturally, we’re spending a lot more time online therefore, you need to stay safe online too. Especially, when hanging out with friends, listening to music, watching videos or even …

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Care Workers | Supporting Trafficked Survivors Through Coronavirus

Our care workers continue to provide a listening ear, an open heart and support for trafficked young people, whenever they need it. Throughout these difficult times our carers commitment doesn’t waver. In our second interview with carer, Tamera Curtis she tells us, how the corornavirus has affected the ‘normal’ day for her, as a care …

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