Children and Families Project

The work aims to improve outcomes for refugee and asylum seeking children and families through the provision of activities that reduce social isolation, build stronger social networks and support emotional and developmental wellbeing of children, young people and families. The project emphasises parental involvement and strong community links and partnerships to enable improved orientation, access and integration to wider mainstream services and provision.

Activities that have been arranged for children and families include Weekly play sessions for under 5’s, Cinema trips, Pantomime, Family fun days – arts, films, games, family gardening course, Farm trips, Theatre trips, Castle trip and cave tour, Gallery trip, Art workshops and Boating, Sherwood Pines Forest activities.

Support has addressed wide ranging needs around children and families. Issues have included destitute families successfully being supported into Social Care support, orientation and engagement support for vulnerable families, supporting health, education and child safety issues.