Young refugees : providing emotional support to young separated refugees in the UK
This guide offers advice on how to provide emotional support to young separated refugees and asylum-seeking young people in the UK (often described as unaccompanied children). These are children under 18 years of age who are outside their country of origin and separated from both parents or their legal/customary primary care giver. In this guide the term 'young separated refugee' is used to describe these children and young people. This guide focuses on the emotional support needs of young separated refugees and provides information to support workers about young separated refugees and their experiences; practical ways of providing emotional support and guiding principles in this work; mental health issues for young refugees; a guide to mental health services; and further reading and key contacts.