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Category: RSN in the media

Global Refugee Forum Pledge: #SchoolsSayWelcome

Let’s show the world that, here in the UK, schools and colleges welcome young refugees and asylum seekers
3 Dec 2019

RSN features in Forced Migration Review

Our Director writes about our research for UNICEF on refugees' access to education in the UK
21 Mar 2019

The refugee and the homeowner

One of RSN's young people reflects on his experience with Refugees at Home
8 Jan 2019

Asylum seekers offered a lifeline by a London university

An article about university scholarships cites RSN's research and our calls for more financial support to help asylum seekers access higher education
13 Jul 2018

Does more education mean better futures?

Our director explains our recent research into the role of educational achievement in creating socioeconomic opportunities for refugee youth in the UK
22 Jun 2018

We must stop failing those we have pledged to protect

Over an 18 month period, we tracked what happened to 25 young men who had left the UK care system at 18 and consequently been sent back to Afghanistan
3 May 2018

Young asylum seekers ‘face blanket study ban’

A small number of young people we work with have been affected by a legal change restricting their access to education. We spoke to the Observer about the negative impact that the withdrawal of the right to study will have on young asylum seekers for whom education is one of the most positive aspects of their lives.

11 Apr 2018

Our call to protect survivors of child trafficking

We've signed ECPAT UK's open letter to the Home Secretary, asking her to reconsider the decision to return a survivor of child trafficking to a country where he has no family or support networks and to reform the support provided to all children identified as victims of modern slavery in the UK.

6 Feb 2018

RSN in Al-Fanar Media: Bridging a gap in education support for refugees

What do we prioritise in our work and research? How do we bridge the gap between the UK and overseas? What difference does educational support make? We talked to Al-Fanar Media about our history, work and ethos. 

8 Jan 2018

Young asylum seeker attacked in Croydon

RSN is part of the Croydon Young Refugees Network, an umbrella group of around 30 organisations working to improve opportunities and outcomes for young refugees and asylum seekers in the Croydon area. We were signatories to the group's statement in response to the recent attack of a 17 year old Kurdish boy

6 Apr 2017

RSN on the radio: refugee children and mental health

A new report, Invisible Wounds, from Save the Children has revealed how the war in Syria has ruined childhoods, leading to ‘toxic stress’ across a generation of children, leaving a life-long impact on their mental and physical health.

13 Mar 2017

Britain must not shut the door on lone child refugees

Read our letter to the Evening Standard, calling on the government to make refugee children welcome

14 Feb 2017

Refugee children are welcome here

Here's our letter to the Evening Standard, welcoming the call by the former Archbishop of Canterbury to make refugee children welcome in the UK.

1 Feb 2017

RSN in the Guardian: How schools are helping refugee children to succeed

We talk to the Guardian about how schools are helping refugee children to succeed and move forward with their lives.

12 Dec 2016

We talk to the media about boys sent back to Afghanistan

After the publication of our After Return research, our team and work have featured in a range of articles and podcasts about the issues facing young people after forced removal to Afghanistan.

7 Apr 2016

The refugee crisis: six months on

RSN speaks alongside the Bishop of Manchester at a “where are we now?” panel discussion looking at the global refugee crisis 6 months on from the headline-making summer of 2015. 

25 Jan 2016

Teenagers sent back to war-torn Afghanistan

RSN's director, Catherine, speaks to Russia Today about our work with young Afghans facing forced removal to Afghanistan.

11 Aug 2015
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