The Refugee Council is a charity in the UK working directly with refugees, and supporting them to rebuild their lives. It also speaks up for refugees using its direct work as an evidence base, and ensures refugees have a stronger and more influential voice in decisions that will affect them.
The Children’s Section
The Refugee Council works to safeguard and improve the lives of separated children in England. Its Children’s Section works directly with separated children, as well as giving advice to those involved in their support.
Refugee Council Children’s Panel Advice Service advisers work directly with separated children seeking asylum, helping them through the asylum system and ensuring that they are protected. It also offers advice and information to carers and other professionals working with children and young people. It also has a number of offices and ‘surgeries’ in operation around England.
For more details regarding the Children’ Section in Leeds, please contact
Delphine Jacobs: 0113 386 2217, [email protected].
Resettlement Support to Refugees coming via Home Office Resettlement Programme
Referrals are not possible to this programme
The Refugee Council Resettlement Team offers an integration support package from day one of arriving. This includes help with orientation and longer term issues such as health, welfare benefits, help accessing other mainstream services and community development support to involve local people in the programme. A key part of the work is to promote independence – to encourage refugees so that by the end of their support they are able to get on in life without the initial intensive provision. Refugee Council works in close partnership with Migration Yorkshire and other key service providers across Leeds to help the resettled refugees work towards this goal.
For more information, the resettlement contact number is 0113 244 9404.
My View Surviving to Thriving
My View Surviving to Thriving, is a therapeutic service for separated children – children who are in the UK without their families and who are refugees or who are seeking asylum age 11-18 years.
The service, funded by The Dream Fund, Peoples Postcode, enables us to run both one to one counselling and therapeutic groups for separated children.
For more details regarding the therapy service in Leeds, please email [email protected]
Download a referral form here: My View STT Referral Form Leeds