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.

Festive appeal

For the next four weeks our volunteers will be creating £10 emergency packs to be given to separated children arriving into Dover. By donating to this year’s festive appeal, you can help us give vulnerable young refugees the gifts of comfort and dignity this winter.

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

Presenting 'Mousie'

Executive Producer Sir Derek Jacobi describes Mousie as “unmissable”. We are delighted to be able to share this award-winning short film, which tells the story of a separated child called Helene and her search for safety. The film is available here for a limited time.

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.