Children and Families Wellbeing Support, South Yorkshire - Refugee Council

Children and Families Wellbeing Support, South Yorkshire

Free specialist child and family therapy service for children, families and schools, aimed at helping children and families who have arrived in the UK as part of the Syrian and Vulnerable Children’s Resettlement Scheme.

During the current outbreak of COVID-19, we continue to support our clients remotely, having adapted our therapeutic service for the phone and online. For any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Our therapists and interpreters specialise in working with refugee children and families. Through early intervention and crisis point management, we help children feel safe and secure, enable them to benefit from education, and support them in understanding and expressing themselves.

We can also help parents/carers and teachers to understand and manage the child’s difficulties.

What we offer

The therapy we offer is flexible and tailored to need. Additional family therapy is available, where required. Visits can take place at school, home or agency facilities.

We deliver:

  • Initial assessment
  • Treatment plan
  • One-to-one-therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Family therapy and group work
  • Specially trained interpreters

We also provide training for educational staff working with refugee children and we can also help schools put in place effective support strategies.

Training sessions might include:

  • Understanding the context and experience of this group
  • The impact of trauma
  • Collaborating between agencies
  • Identifying common issues in school
  • Creative school-based interventions

Who it's for

We work with vulnerable refugee children and their families affected by conflict, who have arrived the UK under:

  • The Vulnerable Children’s Resettlement Scheme (VCRS)
  • The Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS)

We do not cover unaccompanied child refugees who arrived outside resettlement schemes or came from Europe to join family.

How to access this service

Download and complete the referral form below.

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