New year update from our CEO

2021 was incredibly challenging in so many ways but with the commitment of our supporters, volunteers and donors, we were able to supply a record-breaking level of help to separated children arriving in the UK. We welcomed dozens of new volunteers – including teams...

The determination of a young refugee

Last week’s news about the 27 refugees who died crossing the English Channel was a stark reminder to Sirvan*, an Iranian refugee, of just how dangerous his own Channel experience was. Aged 18 – crammed into an overcrowded dinghy – he crossed the Channel....

Little Amal and the soft power of the Arts

“Amal is a nine-year-old girl, who will pass through your city. She is alone, afraid and vulnerable – how will you welcome her? What would you like to learn from her? And what would you teach her?” These are the questions asked by Artistic Director Amir Nizar Zuabi to...

Our response to recent events in Afghanistan

The team here at Separated Child has been devastated to see how events have unfolded in Afghanistan over the past few weeks. Whilst we recognise the government’s commitment to resettle 20,000 Afghan refugees over the next five years, we know that many people...

Club Class, moving beyond lockdown

It has been a bit different at Club Class since the first lockdown in 2020 but while Zoom has its disadvantages, it also has its advantages. Prior to Covid, Club Class was a London based facility and even those in London had to find the time and the effort to attend...

Annie’s masks

Empathy is the key to being a decent human being. It is the foundation for ethical behaviour, to making good relationships, for being able to love and for professional success. It prevents bullying and many other forms of cruelty. It is refreshing to see it in someone...