Safe to heal
Free to thrive

A world where all child refugees are welcomed, safe and inspired with hope to rebuild their lives for a better future.

Did you know?

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 of unaccompanied children making dangerous journeys across the Channel to seek asylum in the last three years has increased threefold.

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Young people sent to adult accommodation

From January to June 2023, 69 local authorities received 1,004 referrals to their children’s services department of young people who had been sent to adult accommodation/detention.

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Between June 2021 and March 2022, unaccompanied children went missing from the hotels at an average rate of one every week.

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Our Impact

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.

A Baca film - Shvan's story

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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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