Transitioning through education for young refugees and asylum seekers in the UK
This page brings together key resources from new research from Refugee Support Network and Unicef UK
Practitioner advice sheets
Together with Unicef UK, RSN has developed a set of advice sheets to help practitioners in their work supporting refugee and asylum-seeking young people's education. These advice sheets offer practical tips and guidance for individuals and education institutions for overcoming the challenges that young refugees and asylum seekers face during the transition to FE and HE.
Unicef UK and RSN have developed four advice sheets:
And RSN has developed an additional three advice sheets, funded by Unbound Philanthropy:
|How to support access to schools||Advice sheet for schools|
|How to support education progression||Advice sheet for schools, sixth forms and colleges|
|How to provide EAL support ||Advice sheet for schools|
The advice sheets developed by Unicef UK and RSN draw on our recent research study. This research study examines the factors that hinder and support education transitions to further and higher education for young refugees and asylum seekers in the UK. It draws on the experiences of more than 500 refugee and asylum-seeking young people and practitioners from three new data sources:
- interviews with experts and practitioners in England;
- interviews and focus groups with refugee and asylum-seeking young people;
- and anonymised data from RSN’s education programmes.