Supporting Refugees and Asylum Seekers
We work closely with local community groups to support refugees and asylum seeking pupils to settle well in Devon and be supported in schools to achieve their potential. We are working with Multilingua, RSD, the Olive Tree, Open Doors and Exeter City of Sanctuary to improve the welcome refugee families and unaccomained children into our community.
We also work alongside DCC to ensure that schools are well supported to provide holistic and bilingual support to familes who have arrived under the SVPS (Syrian Vulnerable Person's Scheme) and UASC in schools. (Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children)
A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war or violence. A refugee has a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group. Most likely, they cannot return home or are afraid to do so.
Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children are children under the age of 18 who having left their country due to war, violence or persecution is seeking asylum in the UK.. These children have been seperated from their family and relatives and are placed in care where they are allocated foster homes.An asylum seeker in the UK will be seeking refugee status.