Children's Advice Project - Refugee Council

Children’s Advice Project

Consistent support in a safe and friendly environment where children receive the help they need.

The Children’s Advice Project Service has operated since 1994 and is the only national service of its kind. Advisers work directly with separated children seeking asylum, helping them through the asylum system and ensuring that they are protected. We also offer advice and information to carers and other professionals working with unaccompanied children and young people.

 

What we offer

We work intensively with young people in many ways:

  • Providing advice and information for young people, carers, professionals and other stakeholders by OISC registered advisers
  • Helping young people access legal representation
  • Accompanying the young people to asylum interviews and immigration tribunal and appeal hearings
  • Supporting the young people during appointments with GPs, hospitals, social services and other service providers

We also help with other issues such as foster placements, getting into school, trying to help locate their family, health issues or simply being someone with whom they can talk when there is no one else they can turn to.

Who it's for

  • Any unaccompanied asylum seeking or refugee child
  • Any adult working with or supporting asylum seeking or refugee unaccompanied children

How to access this service

  • Email the Children's Advice Project (Monday - Friday 9am - 5.30pm)
  • Call 020 7346 1134 (Monday - Friday 9am - 5.30pm)
  • Complete the referral form below
  • Visit one of our drop-in surgeries around the country (details below)

Contact Details

  • Duty Officer
    02073461134
  • Barnet Refugee Service
    8th Floor Podium
    Hyde House
    The Hyde
    Colindale
    London
    NW9 6LH

Drop in times
  • * * * * * Advice and support currently being provided remotely * * * * * Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you think we can assist in any way.

    Day(s): Every Thursday

    Time: Call for details

  • Eleonora
    07342990016
  • Duty Officer
    02073461134
  • Timberlog Youth centre
    Timberlog Ln
    Basildon
    SS14 1UX

Drop in times
  • * * * * * Advice and support currently being provided remotely * * * * * Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you think we can assist in any way.

    Day(s): First Wednesday of every month

    Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  • Edin
    07956173880
  • Rebwar
    07387090850
  • Duty Officer
    02073461134
  • Refugee Council
    St George's Community Hub
    Birmingham
    B19 3JG

Drop in times
  • * * * * * Advice and support currently being provided remotely * * * * * Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you think we can assist in any way.

    Day(s): Wednesday

    Time: Call for details

  • Andrea
    07387090811
  • Sarah
    07392866373
  • Duty Officer
    02073461134
  • Young People’s Centre
    69 Ship Street
    Brighton
    East Sussex
    BN1 1AE

Drop in times
  • * * * * * Advice and support currently being provided remotely * * * * * Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you think we can assist in any way.

    Day(s): Monday

    Time: 12pm-7pm - call for details

  • Helen
    07393014650
  • Duty Officer
    02073461134
  • The Station
    Silver Street
    Bristol
    BS1 2PY

Drop in times
  • * * * * * Advice and support currently being provided remotely * * * * * Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you think we can assist in any way.

    Day(s): Wednesday

    Time: 5pm-7pm

  • Helen
    07393014650
  • Duty Officer
    02073461134
  • Ashley Down Centre
    Ashley Down Road
    Bristol
    BS7 9BU

Drop in times
  • * * * * * Advice and support currently being provided remotely * * * * * Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you think we can assist in any way.

    Day(s): Every third Tuesday of the month

    Time: 9:00 am-1:00 pm

  • Helen
    07393014650
  • Duty Officer
    02073461134
  • College Green Centre
    St George’s Rd
    Bristol
    BS1 5UA

Drop in times
  • * * * * * Advice and support currently being provided remotely * * * * * Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you think we can assist in any way.

    Day(s): Every first Thursday of the month

    Time: 9:00 am-1:00 pm

  • Claire
    07946769432
  • Ro
    07393014652
  • Duty Officer
    02073461134
  • New Dover Road
    Canterbury
    Kent
    CT1 3AJ

Drop in times
  • * * * * * Advice and support currently being provided remotely * * * * * Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you think we can assist in any way.

    Day(s): Second Wednesday of the month

    Time: 10:30 am to 2:00 pm

  • Claire
    07946769432
  • Ro
    07393014652
  • Duty Officer
    02073461134
  • KRAN Refugee Youth Hub
    Unit 1 Wincheap Industrial Estate
    34 Simmonds Road
    Canterbury
    Kent
    CT1 3RA

Drop in times
  • * * * * * Advice and support currently being provided remotely * * * * * Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you think we can assist in any way.

    Day(s): By appointment - please call

    Time:

Drop in times
  • * * * * * Advice and support currently being provided remotely * * * * * Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you think we can assist in any way.

    Day(s): Monday – Friday

    Time: 9.30 am-5:00 pm

  • Rebwar
    07387090850
  • Duty Officer
    02073461134
  • Refugee Council
    c/o British Red Cross First Aid Training
    7 Liversage Street
    Derby
    DE1 2LD

Drop in times
  • * * * * * Advice and support currently being provided remotely * * * * * Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you think we can assist in any way.

    Day(s): Every other Tuesday

    Time: 11:00 am-2.30 pm

  • Ewan
    01134688125
  • Duty Officer
    02073461134
  • Community Learning College
    146 Freeman St,
    Grimsby
    DN32 7AJ

Drop in times
  • * * * * * Advice and support currently being provided remotely * * * * * Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you think we can assist in any way.

    Day(s): One Tuesday per month by appointment

    Time:

  • Eleonora
    07342990016
  • Duty Officer
    02073461134
  • Hare Street Youth Centre
    Harberts Road
    Harlow
    CM19 4AY

Drop in times
  • * * * * * Advice and support currently being provided remotely * * * * * Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you think we can assist in any way.

    Day(s): Call for appointment

    Time: Dependent on appointment

  • Andrea
    07387090811
  • Duty Officer
    02073461134
  • Xtrax
    23 Priory Street
    Hastings
    TN34 1EA

Drop in times
  • * * * * * Advice and support currently being provided remotely * * * * * Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you think we can assist in any way.

    Day(s): First Thursday of every mouth

    Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  • Eleonora
    07342990016
  • Duty Officer
    02073461134
  • 38 St Matthews Street
    Ipswich
    IP1 3EP

Drop in times
  • * * * * * Advice and support currently being provided remotely * * * * * Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you think we can assist in any way.

    Day(s): Call for appointment

    Time: Dependent on appointment

  • Kim
    01133862217
  • Daniel
    01133862218
  • Duty Officer
    02073461134
  • Hillside
    Beeston Road
    Leeds
    LS11 8ND

Drop in times
  • * * * * * Advice and support currently being provided remotely * * * * * Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you think we can assist in any way.

    Day(s): 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Time: by appointment preferred

  • Rebwar
    07387090850
  • Duty Officer
    02073461134
  • After18
    Highfields Community Centre
    96 Melbourne Road
    Leicester
    LE2 0DS

Drop in times
  • * * * * * Advice and support currently being provided remotely * * * * * Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you think we can assist in any way.

    Day(s): Call for appointment

    Time: Dependent on appointment

  • Yollande
    07946361344
  • Duty Officer
    02073461134
  • Asylum Link Merseyside
    St Anne's
    7 Overbury Street
    Liverpool
    L7 3HJ

Drop in times
  • * * * * * Advice and support currently being provided remotely * * * * * Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you think we can assist in any way.

    Day(s): Friday

    Time: 12.00 pm - 4:00 pm

  • Collin
    07880558701
  • Eleonora
    07342990016
  • Duty Officer
    02073461134
  • Community House
    15 New Bedford Road
    Luton
    LU1 1SA

Drop in times
  • * * * * * Advice and support currently being provided remotely * * * * * Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you think we can assist in any way.

    Day(s): Tuesday and Thursday

    Time: By appointment - Call for details

  • Yollande
    07946361344
  • Duty Officer
    02073461134
  • Revive
    187 Grey Mare Lane
    Beswick
    M11 3ND

Drop in times
  • * * * * * Advice and support currently being provided remotely * * * * * Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you think we can assist in any way.

    Day(s): Tuesday

    Time: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

  • Collin
    07880558701
  • Duty Officer
    02073461134
  • Saxon Court
    Milton Keynes
    MK9 3HS

Drop in times
  • * * * * * Advice and support currently being provided remotely * * * * * Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you think we can assist in any way.

    Day(s): Alternate Thursdays

    Time: Call for details

  • Collin
    07880558701
  • Duty Officer
    02073461134
  • Russell House
    Rickyard Road
    Northampton
    NN3 3QZ

Drop in times
  • * * * * * Advice and support currently being provided remotely * * * * * Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you think we can assist in any way.

    Day(s): Call for appointment

    Time: Dependent on appointment

  • Eleonora
    07342990016
  • Duty Officer
    02073461134
  • The Forum
    Bethel St Millennium Plain
    Norwich
    NR2 1BH
    (look for the library).

Drop in times
  • * * * * * Advice and support currently being provided remotely * * * * * Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you think we can assist in any way.

    Day(s): First Friday of every month

    Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

  • Collin
    07880558701
  • Duty Officer
    02073461134
  • Crescent House
    1st floor
    46 Priestgate
    PE1 1LF

Drop in times
  • * * * * * Advice and support currently being provided remotely * * * * * Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you think we can assist in any way.

    Day(s): Call for appointment

    Time: Dependent on appointment

  • Sarah
    07392866373
  • Duty Officer
    02073461134
  • Highbury College
    Tudor Cres, Cosham
    Portsmouth
    PO6 2SA

Drop in times
  • * * * * * Advice and support currently being provided remotely * * * * * Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you think we can assist in any way.

    Day(s): Alternative Wednesdays

    Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Call for details

  • Kim
    01133862217
  • Duty Officer
    02073461134
  • North Lindsey College
    Kingsway
    Scunthorpe
    DN17 1AJ

Drop in times
  • * * * * * Advice and support currently being provided remotely * * * * * Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you think we can assist in any way.

    Day(s): By appointment

    Time:

  • Ewan
    01134688125
  • Duty Officer
    02073461134
  • The Exchange Brewery
    2 Bridge Street
    Sheffield
    S3 8NS

Drop in times
  • * * * * * Advice and support currently being provided remotely * * * * * Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you think we can assist in any way.

    Day(s): One Wednesday per month by appointment

    Time: 10.30 am - 4:00 pm

  • Duty Officer
    02073461134
  • Alf Dubs House
    134-138 The Grove
    Stratford
    London
    E15 1NS

Drop in times
  • * * * * * Advice and support currently being provided remotely * * * * * Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you think we can assist in any way.

    Day(s): Wednesday

    Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Andrea
    07387090811
  • Duty Officer
    02073461134
  • 22 Liverpool Gardens
    Worthing
    BN1 11RY

Drop in times
  • * * * * * Advice and support currently being provided remotely * * * * * Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you think we can assist in any way.

    Day(s): Alternative Thursdays

    Time: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm