Children's Advice Project - Refugee Council

Children’s Advice Project

Consistent support in a safe and friendly environment where children receive the help they need.

The Children’s Advice Project Service has operated since 1994 and is the only national service of its kind. Advisers work directly with separated children seeking asylum, helping them through the asylum system and ensuring that they are protected. We also offer advice and information to carers and other professionals working with unaccompanied children and young people.

 

What we offer

We work intensively with young people in many ways:

  • Providing advice and information for young people, carers, professionals and other stakeholders by OISC registered advisers
  • Helping young people access legal representation
  • Accompanying the young people to asylum interviews and immigration tribunal and appeal hearings
  • Supporting the young people during appointments with GPs, hospitals, social services and other service providers

We also help with other issues such as foster placements, getting into school, trying to help locate their family, health issues or simply being someone with whom they can talk when there is no one else they can turn to.

Who it's for

  • Any unaccompanied asylum seeking or refugee child
  • Any adult working with or supporting asylum seeking or refugee unaccompanied children

How to access this service

  • Email the Children's Advice Project (Monday - Friday 9am - 5.30pm)
  • Call 020 7346 1134 (Monday - Friday 9am - 5.30pm)
  • Visit one of our drop-in surgeries around the country (details below)

Contact Details

  • Barnet Refugee Service
    8th Floor Podium
    Hyde House
    The Hyde
    Colindale
    London
    NW9 6LH

Drop in times
  • Day(s): Every Thursday

    Time: Call for details

  • Refugee Council
    St George's Community Hub
    Birmingham
    B19 3JG

Drop in times
  • Day(s): Wednesday

    Time: Call for details

  • Young People’s Centre
    69 Ship Street
    Brighton
    East Sussex
    BN1 1AE

Drop in times
  • Day(s): Monday

    Time: 12pm-7pm - call for details

  • The Station
    Silver Street
    Bristol
    BS1 2PY

Drop in times
  • Day(s): Wednesday

    Time: 5pm-7pm

Drop in times
  • Day(s): Monday – Friday

    Time: 9.30am-5pm

  • Mobile
    01214467295
  • Direct line
    07387090850
  • Refugee Council
    c/o British Red Cross First Aid Training
    7 Liversage Street
    Derby
    DE1 2LD

Drop in times
  • Day(s): Every other Tuesday

    Time: 11am-2.30pm

  • Hare Street Youth Centre
    Harberts Road
    Harlow
    CM19 4AY

Drop in times
  • Day(s): Call for appointment

    Time: Dependent on appointment

  • Centre 88
    Saner Street
    Hull
    HU3 2TR

Drop in times
  • Day(s): Call for appointment

    Time: Dependent on appointment

  • After18
    Highfields Community Centre
    96 Melbourne Road
    Leicester
    LE2 0DS

Drop in times
  • Day(s): Call for appointment

    Time: Dependent on appointment

  • Asylum Link Merseyside
    St Anne's
    7 Overbury Street
    Liverpool
    L7 3HJ

Drop in times
  • Day(s): Friday

    Time: 12.30pm-4pm

  • Voluntary Resource Centre
    15 New Bedford Road
    Luton
    LU1 1SA

Drop in times
  • Day(s): Tuesday and Thursday

    Time: Call for details

  • Revive
    187 Grey Mare Lane
    Beswick
    M11 3ND

Drop in times
  • Day(s): Monday-Thursday

    Time: Call for details

  • Saxon Court
    Milton Keynes
    MK9 3HS

Drop in times
  • Day(s): Alternate Thursdays

    Time: Call for details

  • Russell House
    Rickyard Road
    Northampton
    NN3 3QZ

Drop in times
  • Day(s): Call for appointment

    Time: Dependent on appointment

  • Crescent House
    1st floor
    46 Priestgate
    PE1 1LF

Drop in times
  • Day(s): Call for appointment

    Time: Dependent on appointment

  • 338 Commercial Road
    Portsmouth
    PO1 4BT

Drop in times
  • Day(s): Alternate Tuesdays

    Time: Call for details

  • The Exchange Brewery
    2 Bridge Street
    Sheffield
    S3 8NS

Drop in times
  • Day(s): Alternate Wednesdays - call for details

    Time: 10.30am-4pm

  • Alf Dubs House
    134-138 The Grove
    Stratford
    London
    E15 1NS

Drop in times
  • Day(s): Wednesday

    Time: 10am-5pm

  • 38 St Matthews Street
    Ipswich
    IP1 3EP

Drop in times
  • Day(s): Call for appointment

    Time: Dependent on appointment