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.

Refugee Week 2021

We Cannot Walk Alone

This Refugee Week (14-20 June) we are celebrating our community – the volunteers and supporters that have made it possible for us to support over 3,000 separated children during the past year.

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.

War refugees at the Keleti Railway Station

Sleep problems

Having a place to sleep when they arrive in the UK is an important first step for separated children but learning how to sleep again takes time and patience.  Find out how our sleep packs have been helping child refugees reset their body clocks after tortuous journeys to safety.

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.