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Access to Education for Refugee & Asylum Seeking Children 04

Access to Education for Refugee & Asylum Seeking Children 04

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Access to education forrefugee andasylum seeking children
 Michael Richmond-Coggan
Pilot project worker – The Children‘s Society LEAP project
Contents Page
Introduction to Report on Pilot Project
3Summary of findings during the pilot project 3-4Recommendations based on the project work 5
Data produced by Andy Humphreys, Research and 6Information Officer
 Fig. 1 and Fig. 2 Graphs showing average contact time, 7number of pupils for January 2005 – April 2006Fig. 3 and Fig. 4 Graphs showing average contact time, 8number of pupils for January 2006 – January 2007
Data produced by Michael Richmond-Coggan (Pilot
 Referrals to the pilot project - families contacted / supported 9Fig. 5 – Table showing a summary of the support provided. 10Number of families contacted or supported 10Evaluation of the pilot project in terms of the year of 11birth and location of the family.Referrals from the Home Office 12Referrals from other organisations and CART 13-4
Asylum seeking families with specific needs 14who require little support
Asylum seeking families with multiple needs who 15require significant support
 Supporting contact between the school and the 15family.Supporting the family to get access to their 16financial entitlements.Supporting the family to get access to legal 16representation
Supporting the family in accessing free bus passes 17Supporting a CYP to use the MyBus Service 17Supporting families in accessing free English classes 17-18(for the parents)Making links with the community 18Registering CYPs and families with a GP or 18referral to the Health Access Team
Un-accompanied Asylum-Seeking Children 19(UASC) in the care of social services
 Supporting Education Leeds to locate UASC 19who have been moved by CARTThe impact of age disputes on the admissions process 19Supporting a UASC to access a place in school or 20collegeAssist UASC accessing health care provision 20Fast Track admissions to City of Leeds High School 21Other issues surrounding the accommodation of UASC 21into mainstream schoolsSuggestions for the development of further support 23
Additional information
 The Community Cohesion Project and the Wedge 24ProgrammeEthnicity distribution and implications for New Arrivals 25-26The role of the housing provider 26
1) Examples of good practice in Manchester 26-272) Referrals made to the LEAP project by schools in South 283) List of schools contacted by the LEAP project 294) List of individuals consulted during the pilot project 30

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