Separated Child

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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.

Now imagine
being able to help.

What we do

The Separated Child Foundation offers emotional, social, financial and physical support to separated children and young people in Britain up to the age of 21. We also engage in educational activities that raise awareness of their needs and encourage positive responses to them.

Volunteer with us

Could you spare a few hours a month to help us expand our packing project? We’re looking for new volunteers – including Pack Leaders – to help us create arrival packs and sleep packs, offering comfort and dignity to separated children when they arrive in the UK.

Support us

By choosing to donate to The Separated Child Foundation you will be making a real difference to the lives of the vulnerable and traumatised children we support. We rely on your donations to enable us to provide our services to support separated children when they need it.

Young refugees in camp

Join our Board

We’re recruiting more Trustees to strengthen and broaden our skills and understanding, and to build a diverse Board that truly reflects our society. This is a wonderful opportunity to make a significant difference to the lives of lone refugee youth.

Child Refugee Stories

The voices of the children we support are powerful. We have collected some of their stories and projects that they have been involved in. These are informative and moving.