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

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.

Festive appeal

Over the next few weeks, hundreds of young refugees will arrive in the UK after long and traumatic journeys. Many of them will be alone, with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Show separated children you care by sponsoring a £15 emergency pack, offering them dignity and hope this festive season.

Young refugees in camp

December concert

We are delighted that The London Chorus, with their conductor Ronald Corp OBE, will be performing a carol concert in support of our work this year. Join us in the stunning setting of St Cyprian’s Church near Baker Street in London on Thursday 8th December for an evening of festive music and words.

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.