Article in Children and Young People Now Magazine

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This November, Children and Young People Now, a magazine specializing in social care, health, education and youth work, published an article praising Young Roots for the way in which our targeted support is improving young refugees and asylum seekers’ wellbeing and life chances. The article points out that approximately half of the young people the […]

Impact evaluation report

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This evaluation report presents the feedback collected from over 100 participants and stakeholders on the ‘difference made’, project delivery and suggestions for improvement. Between July and September 2015, Richard Malfait Consultants conducted an independent evaluation of the Young Roots, Bridging London Project. Here are three things we can learn from the report: #1       Young Roots […]

Annual Report 2014

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2014 marked 10 years since the charity was launched. To celebrate we rebranded, changed our name and hosted a number of events to celebrate the achievements of the young refugees and asylum seekers we work with.

Internship and Volunteer Opportunities, January – March 2016

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We are looking for new Interns and Volunteers to support young refugees in our Bridging London project work in North West London and Croydon from January 2016. The positions are unpaid, but travel expenses within Greater London are covered. We are looking for people who can commit for 3 months and begin in January 2016 for the following roles: Barnet […]

Refugee Week 2015

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We have lots of exciting activities planned for national Refugee Week (June 15th – 21st). Education project 2015 Our staff and volunteers will be visiting 12 London secondary schools to deliver awareness raising lessons and assemblies on this year’s theme – celebrating the contributions that refugees make to the UK. Our educational resources include a […]

Evaluation Consultant

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Recruitment for this position has now closed. We are seeking an experienced evaluation consultant to conduct an external evaluation of our three year Bridging London Project, which supports young refugees and asylum seekers in the London boroughs of Barnet and Croydon. Young people’s participation is fundamental to our approach. This means that members consult peers, […]

Bridging London Project Manager

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Recruitment for this position has now closed. Young Roots is recruiting for a Bridging London Project Manager to manage our work in London, whilst the current Project Manager is on maternity leave. This is an exciting opportunity to join and lead our small team of dedicated staff and volunteers supporting young refugees in the boroughs […]

Young Refugees in Parliament to Celebrate Charity Young Roots

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Wednesday, 22 October, House of Commons The charity Young Roots welcomed young refugees in Parliament to celebrate its 10th anniversary and launch of its new name. Sarah Teather MP, chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees, opened the evening. Surrounded by pictures, poems, a banner, and a story board, Young Roots showed a […]

2013 Annual Report published

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2013 was a year of significant progress. We now have year-round activities in north and south London out of our bases in Barnet and Croydon. London activities included a range of weekly afterschool and youth groups, peer support programmes and the launch of an education project in which we challenge the perception of refugees and […]

Name change: We are now Young Roots!

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We can officially announce our new name after ten years as Refugee Youth Project. Young Roots has been chosen following consultation with the young people that attend our groups, supporters and communications professionals. The name represents the hopes and aspirations of young refugees and asylum seekers as they settle into new communities. It also reflects […]