Separated child Gulwali Passarlay, who fled Afghanistan aged 12, was chosen to carry Olympic Torch in Bolton, now aged 17.

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Increasing Summer Events

In addition to our regular club class and social programmes, we were pleased to support groups of separated teenage boys and girls on trips to The Magdalen Project and The Quadrangle this Summer.

With Matthew Court, our youth activities worker and volunteers from the Refugee Council, we also took groups to the Houses of Parliament, to the Refuge in Film festival at the Southbank Centre and ran daily ESOL classes.

Separated Children at the Magdalen Project


We have three residential planned for the summer. Two are at the Quadrangle and one is at the Magdalen in Somerset.

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 grateful to The Big Yellow Self Storage at Staples Corner for generously supporting our Arrival Packs project.

We partner with The Refugee Council  iin a range of initiatives that make a real difference to the lives of separated children and young people.




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