Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children
We’re extremely proud to announce our partnership with Young Devon to support unaccompanied asylum-seeking children & young people throughout Devon; by using our networks, facilities & local activities to enable opportunities & establish positive connections within their communities.
Thankfully, we both have a wealth of experience in bringing people together – especially amongst those who may find themselves on the margins of society at some point or another. To expand on this, we’ll be tapping into our existing networks to create new ones, in the hope that a rich menu of opportunities is developed and made accessible; to include support with integration, making new friends, learning languages, sharing their stories
and knowing who to ask for help when they need it…
…the things we can sometimes take for granted!
Read our FAQ’s & find out more… Maybe you could get involved?
It depends. A lot of the young people involved are new to British culture, some individuals have more knowledge & understanding of the language than others.
If language is a barrier, we will source language interpreters.
They’re all teenagers, roughly between 13 & 19.
No. We will cover the appropriate expenses for items such as travel, fuel, and any other necessary resources. This may also include expenses like soft drinks bought whilst out & about.
No, It’s good to have good general communication skills. Lots of young people have expressed a wish to practice their English. Google translator can always help if a language is a barrier.
All over the world, there’s a broad range of nationalities that need support. This includes Iran, Sudan, Eritrea.
You would help UASC access their local community, learn British culture & offer the time for young people to practice their English.
If you are aged 18+ you can apply. We’re looking for people with all types of experience, but mostly the desire & willingness to help as you offer your time to less fortunate young people. You will be expected to carry out a full DBS check once you have had an informal interview.
At the least we would appreciate 1 hour, every 2 weeks. However, if you can offer more of your time we would be extremely grateful!