Unaccompanied asylum-seeking children

Foundations has published an evaluation of My View, a specialist therapeutic intervention for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC) aged 12–17-years-old who are in the UK without their parents or guardians. Findings include: most UASC in the trial had not accessed support elsewhere due to lack of options or waiting lists; and the UASC who received My View had significantly better wellbeing and reduced psychological distress compared to the young people who had not received the intervention.  Recommendations include more stable funding for the provision of specialist mental health support for UASC.

Read the press release: New findings show specialised therapy for refugee children improves wellbeing
Read/Download the report: A randomised controlled trial of My View: a therapeutic intervention for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (PDF)

Source: Foundations

Date: 01 March 2024

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