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UNHCR: Refugee Children: Guidelines on protection and care

This 76 page document is slow to download but worth waiting for, it looks at issues such as children's status, activities for refugee children, checklist of services needed, disabilities etc. An excellent field book for care workers around the world.
(The link below is a direct link but UNHCR documents can be difficult to download - it maybe better to go to their home site and then search for the document you require.)

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UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working specifically for children. They work with local communities and governments in 155 countries, areas and territories, to provide emergency relief and run long-term development programmes in areas such as health, education and child protection.

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Save the Children: 'Refugee children should have the same rights as any other child, but in the UK they don't'

Save the Children campaign for the rights of refugee and asylum children.
There is also a link to refugee children and the asylum bill located at the bottom of the page.

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British Adoption and Fostering (BAAF)

This site offers books, titles include
'Food, Shelter and Half a Chance: Assessing the needs of unaccompanied asylum seeking children' by Selam Kidane. The book looks at the local authority responsibilities towards unaccompanied asylum seeking and refugee children.
Click on publications to locate books and then type in 'refugee children'.

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Includes information on assessment, practice and guidance and issues relating to refugee, asylum and unaccompanied children. Links to relevant latest news and documents.

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Every Child Matters

Every Child Matters: Change for Children is an approach to the well-being of children and young people from birth to age 19.The Government's aim is for every child, whatever their background or their circumstances, to have the support they need to: be healthy; stay safe; enjoy and achieve through learning; make a postive contribution to society; achieve economic well being. Sections on: Early years and childcare; education, training and employment; health; parents, carers and families; participation of children and young people; social care, welfare and protection; youth justice.

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The Health of Refugee Children - Guidelines for Paediatricians

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (1999). These guidelines have been produced to assist paediatricians who are caring for refugee children. There is a considerable amount of documentation about the problems faced by refugees in terms of poor health and problems in
accessing health services.

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Refugee-friendly Classrooms

These practical suggestions aim to support teachers to create refugee-friendly classrooms.
Published by Devon County Council.

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Age assessments of unaccompanied asylum seeking children

Information supplied by
January 2005 - 2nd edition published by the Home Office; see section 1:6.

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Separated Children in the UK

Save the Children UK and the British Refugee Council commissioned this report, "Separated Children in the UK" in order to assess the current issues facing separated children who arrive in the UK. Please note the report was published in 2001 and some of the asylum policies have changed.

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Brighter Futures

Brighter Futures is made up of three groups of young asylum seekers and refugees in Newcastle, Manchester and London who want to improve the lives of others like them in this country. They come from different backgrounds and are aged 15 to 25.

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