Practitioners

Refugees And Migrants

Research highlights the increasing numbers of unaccompanied asylum seeking refugee children, vulnerable refugees or migrants, reaching the shores and borders of host countries.

Unaccompanied asylum seeking children and young people are expected to be given priority and in the UK are usually taken through the system to access healthcare services accompanied by a carer or social worker.

Please find details of a review carried out by Dr Ruth Chapman regarding the health needs of Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children, and a literature review and resource paper she has prepared. 

Resources list:

Key places

The Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion (WHO 1986): http://www.who.int/healthpromotion/conferences/previous/ottawa/en/index2.html

Kingston (2016).  ‘Prosperous Lives for All: The Refugee and Migrant Strategy 2016-2021’: 
https://data.kingston.gov.uk/jsna/jsna_page_refugees-and-asylum-seekers/

Richmond (2015).  JSNA Prevention strategy for key client groups: http://www.datarich.info/resource/view?resourceId=487

The Cultural Orientation Resource Centre provides profiles of countries of origin (COR 2017): www.culturalorientation.net

The European Society for Children and Adolescent Psychiatry provides advice for professionals caring for refugee children (ESCAP 2017). 

Public Health England’s ‘The Migrants’ Health Guide’ (PHE 2017) and immunisation guidance (PHE 2016): www.gov.uk/topic/health-protection/migrant-health-guide

Kent UASC health website: www.uaschealth.org/about-u

Local Support

Refugee Action Kingston and Richmond: www.refugeeactionkingston.org.uk

Refugees Welcome in Richmond: www.refugeeswelcomeinrichmond.org

Legal support: www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/services/2984_kingston_and_richmond_law_centre