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.
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’:
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
Refugee Action Kingston and Richmond: www.refugeeactionkingston.org.uk
Refugees Welcome in Richmond: www.refugeeswelcomeinrichmond.org