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Learning about refugee and asylum issues (for all staff)


Best practice in schools: Supporting the needs of students from refugee backgrounds

  • UNHCR advice for teachers on including students from refugee background in the classroom covers areas such as stress, trauma and language acquisition. Case studies
  • ‘Best practice’ advice on supporting refugee children from SecEd
  • Clear and practical advice from the Children’s Society
  • Refugee Week also suggests a number of books about how to incorporate refugee and asylum issues into the curriculum. Look under ‘Further Resources’.
  • Access to Education article covering the differences in the UK from the Asylum Information Database
  • Government (England) guidance on handling applications from overseas children
  • Coping Skills for Kids General mental health advice on anxiety, stress and anger
  • Health and Wellbeing – Learn how to Learn My Way – Free courses on using a computer, browsing the web, sending an email and finding work online to make doctors appointments online, order repeat prescriptions and find advice on specific health conditions