Covid 19 advice

Please click here to access UASC advice on Covid 19 in a number of languages.

Social Distancing

if your young person is not able to read the information that can be downloaded in their language (see health link) or has difficulty in understanding it, please discuss this with their social worker who will arrange to go through it with them with an interpreter.

Non Compliance with social distancing

this is a common theme amongst a number of our teenage placements at present not just UASC. If a young person fails to comply with the guidelines, please raise this with your SSW and the young person’s social worker, as this could jeopardise the placement. If you are willing or able for them to self-isolate in your home – then a safety plan will be put in place. If not then the young person may need to move to alternative accommodation. Their social worker will explain this to them.

Education

As children with a social worker, UASC are entitled to continue to go to school/college. However, current guidance is that carers only send them in exceptional circumstances e.g. when placements are at risk of disrupting.

We are aware that in some cases UASC are not being sent relevant work that they can do at home. This is being looked into as are other resources for carers/young people but in the meantime you may find the following helpful:

  1. Duolingo App - free to download
  2. The Global Youth Club run by the Hummngbird Project has some provision for online learning. Email Mick Taylor:

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ESOL resources to use at home

Please click here to download some helpful materials.

Learning resources

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ks2/zvh3jhv

or this  https://literacytrust.org.uk/free-resources/

The School Bus project  

https://www.schoolbusproject.org/ which has experience of working with young refugees in the camps and may be able to signpost online resources.

CrisisClassroom

https://www.crisisclassroom.com/about/meet-the-team/kate-mcallister  which also has wide experience of working with young refugees and may have helpful ideas and links

A couple of links to online courses are - 

https://www.esolcourses.com/content/topicsmenu/beginners.html

https://esol.britishcouncil.org/content/learners/uk-life/family-learning/how-stay-safe-online

Brighton Met College

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  they are supporting a number of UASC 16-19 years old in the ESOL programmes. They are happy to work with carers to share ESOL resources as well as their teaching expertise. They are using google classroom as a teaching tool as well as some 1:1 contact with those who are finding this difficult.

BHASVIC

The ESOL teachers are teaching online to students daily. At the moment they are using Microsoft Teams. They have contacted students direct and have also tried to get hold of carers as well.

Radio Garden

Provides various radio stations from around the world in multiple languages.

http://radio.garden/livehttp://radio.garden/live

St Michaels Eritrean Church in London

Many of our young people from Eritrea attend St Michaels Eritrean church in London. They will be running virtual services. Further details are on their website: www.debresahl.comwww.debresahl.com

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