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About Together with Migrant Children

We were co-founded by Jane Goldsmid and Nick Watts in late 2016. We became a registered charity in Summer 2017. Our founding practice team met in the refugee camps in France whilst working out there and on return, we all felt like more should be done right here in the UK. 

The project moved beyond what any of us could have expected and we now provide a range of support to children, young people and their families. We now offer a nationwide service, although a lot of our work is focused in London and the South East of England.

Our aims

Champion children's rights

We will advocate with children, young people and their families who have been oppressed, denied and harmed as a result of their immigration status. We will work with other organisations to change policy and the situation facing migrant children. Our work will be informed by children's rights using the UNCRC as a starting point.

Improve support

We aim to improve the support received by migrant children and young people and develop practice that supports and empowers them overcome oppression. We also aim to champion better practice with families through collaborations and contribution to advisory groups and research.

Model best practice

Work holistically and bring together children's practitioners from different disciplines alongside people with lived experience to work together in the best interests of children and young people. We will use different approaches to create wrap-around, intensive support.

Create opportunities and safe spaces

Provide social and educational opportunities for children and young people through activity programmes and group work. We also aim to create safe group spaces for parents to develop activism and seek peer support.

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Working groups and policy work

We are members of several working groups and policy working groups as part of our commitment to wider, strategic change. 

  • Refugee and Migrant Children's Consortium (RMCC)

  • BME and Migrant Safeguarding Advisory Group. (B-MAG)

  • Homes4all Coalition

  • Housing and Immigration Group

  • Legal Aid Action Group

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