Vulnerable Children’s Resettlement Scheme - Refugee Council

Vulnerable Children’s Resettlement Scheme

Vulnerable children affected by the humanitarian crisis in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region can be at risk of exploitation, threatened by child labour or child marriage. Resettlement offers one of the only routes to safety for these children.

The Vulnerable Children’s Resettlement Scheme was available to children at a high risk of harm and exploitation along with their families. Identified by the United Nations as being most in need, they were resettled to the UK from refugee camps and other unsafe environments across the Middle East and North Africa.


The number of vulnerable children and family members the government committed to resettle by 2020

How we help vulnerable children and their families

As with the Syrian Resettlement Programme, our staff and volunteers work with children and their families for between one and five years.

After the first year of intensive support, our Independent Living Advice Service helps families into independence, enabling them to do everyday things for themselves. We monitor their progress, reviewing their support every six months.


vulnerable children and family members were supported through our programme in 2018

Partner with us to help resettle refugees

Local partners are essential to ensuring vulnerable children and their families get the support they need to thrive. To explore how your organisation can get involved, contact one of the teams below.

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Hertfordshire Resettlement Team

  • 02073461275
Contact details

Sheffield Resettlement Team

  • Sheffield, Barnsley, Doncaster & Rotherham: 01143990800

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