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...

A separated mother

“As I was standing at the Heathrow Airport arrivals gate, waiting to be reunited with my husband and two children, I was a wreck. “I kept looking down because I was expecting my kids – who were nine and 11 when I last saw them – to be just as tall as when I left them....

Imagine arriving in Kent…

Imagine arriving in Kent, soaking wet, freezing and exhausted after crossing the English Channel. Weak, frightened and dishevelled, many of the refugees do not speak or understand English. They probably haven’t eaten or drunk anything for a long time. These are some...

The importance of dreams

“Where I come from I cannot return But where I am headed I will, Live, grow and learn” When you are surviving you don’t have the capacity to dream. Dreams are a luxury that has no space in turmoil and trauma.  But dreams are necessary because they give life a purpose,...

Learning how to sleep again

“At night I pace the hallway, tired, anxious and waiting for daybreak to emerge.”  The nocturnal experiences of many refugees are a far cry from the relief that many of us feel when we sink into our beds at night. There have been several sleep related studies over the...

Covid-19 Update

The Separated Child Foundation is very aware of the trust that our funders, supporters and volunteers place in us to provide support to separated children when they arrive alone, vulnerable and often traumatised in the UK and we can assure you that we are doing...

What an Inspiration!

Hannah and Ed—madly in love and also full of love for lone refugee youth—asked their guests not to give them wedding presents but rather to make a donation to ‘Separated Child’. Such a welcome and generous donation! We wish Ed and Hannah a long and happy life...