RSN's Youth on the Move programme came to an end in April 2016.
Youth on the Move worked with young Afghans who had spent formative years in the UK as children in the care system, but who faced the possibility of enforced removal to Kabul after reaching 18. We helped ensure all legal routes to remaining in the UK were fully explored, provided practical and psychosocial support in the face of return and monitored wellbeing, education and employment outcomes for those ultimately sent back to Afghanistan, helping fill a critical evidence gap.
The overall, long-term goal of the Youth on the Move programme was that no former unaccompanied minor be left alone and unsupported in the face of potential forced removal to Afghanistan, and that research tracking outcomes for these young people would bring about a better informed and more compassionate approach to decision making about returns in the UK.
Our research was published in March 2016 as After Return.