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We must stop failing those we have pledged to protect

3 May 2018

Over the past few weeks, the plight of the Windrush generation has cast light on the complexity of the immigration system, the impact of the ‘hostile environment’ on people in communities across our country, and the fact that individuals are forcibly removed to countries where they have few, if any, support networks and opportunities. Many of those affected by these realities came to this country as unaccompanied children seeking asylum.

Young asylum seekers ‘face blanket study ban’

11 April 2018

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.

Our call to protect survivors of child trafficking

6 February 2018

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.

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

8 January 2018

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. 

Young asylum seeker attacked in Croydon

6 April 2017

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

RSN on the radio: refugee children and mental health

13 March 2017

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.

Britain must not shut the door on lone child refugees

14 February 2017

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

Refugee children are welcome here

1 February 2017

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.

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

12 December 2016

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

We talk to the media about boys sent back to Afghanistan

7 April 2016

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.

The refugee crisis: six months on

25 January 2016

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. 

Teenagers sent back to war-torn Afghanistan

11 August 2015

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

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