As part of its efforts to help integrate refugees into British society, the Home Office has launched a new website to provide information for people working with refugee children.
The website highlights the work of the National Refugee Integration Forum, which encourages public and voluntary sector representatives to explore new methods of supporting refugee integration.
In developing the site’s education section, the Home Office said it worked alongside the Department for Skills and Education to provide information about language tuition and other educational activities that might help refugee children adapt to life in the UK.
The Home Office says it will work with other NRIF sub-groups to expand the website over the coming months to include sections on issues such as health, accommodation and employment.
Beverley Hughes, the children’s minister said, After all the upheaval and trauma refugees have faced, it is important that we do all we can to help them rebuild their lives in the UK. This new website should help those who work with refugees and refugees themselves to understand and to overcome some of the difficulties of integration.