Our Work

Theory of Change

Baca's Theory of Change recognises the complex risks separated young people seeking asylum UK face, which can impact their economic independence, physical and emotional wellbeing, safety, education, employment, and social engagement.

Baca's solution includes fulfilling basic needs, providing education and skills, facilitating access to essential services, fostering community support, and offering emotional support. Our holistic approach aims to mitigate the negative consequences of these risks, empowering young asylum seekers to realise their full potential and become thriving, healthy members of their community.

Long term outcomes
Short term outcomes
Support activities
Risk factors
Positive and empowered young people, able to live independently as net contributors to society.
Increased personal safety
Improved emotional well-being
Increased engagement with education, employment and training
Improved physical well-being
Increased social engagement

The provision of these activities lead to:

Safe Homes
Therapeutic Support
Physical and Emotional Wellbeing
Social Engagement

To reduce these risks:

Harm from poor phyiscal conditions
Harm from crime
Antisocial behaviour
Long-term mental health problems

Putting them at risk of:

Absconding behaviour

Leading to:

A lack of trust
Difficulty forming close relationships
Poor concentration
Low motivation

Which can result in:

Low self esteem
Low confidence
Physical deprivation

This can lead to:

Victim of trafficking
Lack basic needs
Lack of understanding of people, places & law
Poor communication & language skills
Lack of community base

Separated young people arriving in the UK are often traumatised from their journey, from the experiences that initially made them flee and from exploitation that may have occurred through trafficking or other violence.

Basic Needs
Basic Needs

Separated young people, lacking basic needs and living skills, face risks including physical and emotional health issues, limited education and job prospects, crime exposure, antisocial behaviour, and potential exploitation.

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Life Skills
Life Skills

Separated young people often lack the language and communication skills to understand their new environment, culture, and laws, leading to social isolation, emotional distress, limited access to essential services, and potential legal and safety risks.

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Unaccompanied young people often lack a supportive community base, hindering positive relationships, access to essential services, and physical and emotional well-being, potentially impacting education, training, and economic independence.

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Separated young people, often traumatised from mistreatment and trafficking, struggle to trust adults, build support networks, and develop hope for their future, resulting in poor mental health, and a higher risk of exploitation.

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