RSN welcomes opportunities to raise public awareness of our work and to share the stories of the young people we support. We have spoken widely about the Refugee Crisis on TV and in the printed press, and have contributed to feature pieces in a range of publications.
We are particularly well-placed to comment on:
- issues related to unaccompanied asylum-seeking children
- refugee education
- forced return of former unaccompanied minors to their countries of origin
Where possible, we also seek to respond to requests to connect journalists with young people to comment on particular issues. However, as young people's wellbeing is paramount, we are only able to do so when a young person would find this empowering and enjoyable. Please refer to the attached Media collaborations policy for more details.
Send press enquiries to [email protected]portnetwork.org or, for urgent and time-bound requests, call 07727634688 in addition to sending an email.
We get a large number of requests for interviews with our staff from students writing dissertations. As we are a small staff team, we are sorry that we are unable to respond to all these. If your research is particularly relevant to RSN's core work and you would like to interview a staff member, please contact us explaining your project, your timeframe, and how you would like RSN to be involved and we will assist if we are able to.
The young people we support are often asked to participate in research projects and focus groups. To ensure that young people's wellbeing is prioritised in this process, if you would like to interview young people please read the attached Research ethics framework then complete the attached Research proposal form so that we can give due consideration to your request.