Ahmed’s Art Therapy Story
Ahmed's journey, marked by resilience and the transformative power of art, inspires young people at Baca to thrive.Read Story
A world where all child refugees are welcomed, safe and inspired with hope to rebuild their lives for a better future.
Among the world's refugees, there is a significant overrepresentation of children. Children make up less than one-third of the global population, but represent over 41 per cent of the world's refugee population in 2022.
The number 16–17-year-olds claiming asylum in the UK almost doubled from 2020 to 2022.Read more
Applications in 2022
Total number of unaccompanied child applications in 2022. 20% more than the previous year.Read more
Between June 2021 and March 2022, unaccompanied children went missing from the hotels at an average rate of one every week.Read more
We support young people who have been forced to flee their home country, because of war, persecution, or trafficking. We provide a safe home, education and therapeutic care that enables them to fulfil their potential and become thriving members of the community.
Since starting our work we’ve looked after nearly 500 child refugees from 17 different countries.
Unaccompanied asylum-seeking children can be some of the most vulnerable in our care, having often faced dreadful exploitation from traffickers, and appalling conditions both at home and on their journey to the UK.
Vicky Ford, Families Minister, July 2022
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