Separated Child – Collectathon

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Imagine having to flee your homeland because of war, terror or persecution. Imagine being a child or a 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.

The project

Upon arrival, every Separated Child receives a welcome pack. These welcome packs are made from donations from the public. For information about what goes into these packs, and who receives them, please view the PDF by clicking on the link here -> Arrival Packs basic information – sep child 2017

Please note that Separated Child is a small charity that does not have the capacity to deal with large-scale donations of unwanted items. It is essential that all items collected strictly follow the list set out in the Arrival pack list above.