Our Work

What We Do

Baca works with young people who have been forced to flee their home country, many of whom are victims of human trafficking.

Child refugees face numerous challenges that can hinder their economic independence, physical and emotional wellbeing, personal safety, engagement with education, employment and training, and social integration. These challenges can limit their potential to become fulfilled and productive members of society.

Their need for safety is urgent and increasing, with our highly specialist expertise we try our best to do all we can to meet their needs.

Baca's Unique Approach

We are committed to being the bridge between understanding life in the UK and the significance of each young person’s strengths and home culture. Through an empowering environment, specialised homes, independent living skills support, education and therapeutic care we directly tackle the challenges they face.

Baca's Support

Since beginning work, our team has looked after almost 500 child refugees.

Every young person seeking refuge at Baca goes on a journey, characterised by our unique approach and comprehensive support provided in a wide range of areas:

Personal Safety
Emotional Wellbeing
Education, Employment & Training
Physical Wellbeing & Social Engagement
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Personal Safety


Record key details and initiate safety plans upon arrival, improve safety awareness, and prepare for independence with ongoing support and safety monitoring.

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Personal Safety


Support workers offer comprehensive, continuous support throughout the asylum process, which ensures young people are advocated for and empowered towards independence in the UK.

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Personal Safety


We run 12 specialised homes with a residential worker or volunteer living there. This supported accommodation is vital for young people who have endured long periods without safety, security and a place to call home.

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Personal Safety

Basic Needs

Baca provides essential support to newly arrived young people, ensuring their basic needs are met with their own rooms, clothing, and essential items. Baca continues to guide them towards self-sufficiency and independence.

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Personal Safety

Statutory Support

Young people are placed in specialist care through Social Services, with ongoing support and regular statutory meetings to facilitate their transition towards independence, ensuring their needs are met and progress is reviewed.

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Emotional Wellbeing

Family Tracing

At the start, we seek to identify the young person's family connections and offer support in re-establishing contact with them if appropriate, facilitating the connection between the young person and their family.

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Emotional Wellbeing

Religious Community

We respect and support young people in practicing their religion by providing necessary items and connecting them with local places of worship, ensuring their needs are met.

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Emotional Wellbeing

Mental Health

Engaging group and 1:1 art therapy sessions acknowledge the need to process trauma without relying solely on language. Art, drama, and dance therapies provide avenues for healing and self-expression.

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Education, Employment & Training


With accredited English, Maths, and ICT classes on arrival, offering structure, we pave the way for further education and training, giving them the foundation for their future.

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Physical Wellbeing & Social Engagement

Living Skills

Our dedicated support workers guide, teach practical living skills like cooking and bike and house maintenance, aid access to services and support through the asylum process, building vital trust for emotional recovery.

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Physical Wellbeing & Social Engagement


New arrivals receive immediate health checks, followed by comprehensive healthcare services introduced gradually to prepare them for self-sufficiency.

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Physical Wellbeing & Social Engagement


Young people are progressively introduced to leisure activities that match their interests, including a variety of sports that enhance physical well-being and foster self-awareness, empathy, and personal development.

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Physical Wellbeing & Social Engagement

Wider Community

New arrivals are warmly received into a home with other new arrivals, fostering connections, cultural exchange, and conflict resolution skills, while participating in trips, community groups and activities that allow them to be children again after years of uncertainty.

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The Baca holiday was the best time of my life!

Waleed, Baca young person

Addressing a growing and urgent need

Our support isn't excessive; it's essential for children who have been forced to flee their home countries. It is vital for their safety, healing, freedom and futures. Without support they are at extreme risk of harm and exploitation, unsure who they can trust or where they belong.

For young people with nothing and no one to care for them, we address huge gaps in the assistance provided by the UK Home Office, providing safety, care and an inspiring environment that raises hope and strengthens resilience when they need it most.

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