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.

Volunteers packing bags for separated children

Volunteer with us

Can you spare a few hours a month to help us ensure that every separated child arriving in the UK can be given one of our packs when they first arrive? 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.

Thank you

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

Foster carer video

We are proud to launch this animation, which has been developed to help foster carers feel more confident and capable in their care giving, and to support them in the pivotal role they will play in the journey of a separated child who has been placed in their care.

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.