The Children’s Society is proud to be taking part in the Solidarity with Refugees march to Parliament Square on Saturday 17 September 2016.
The children’s charity are calling on the Government to do more so that young refugees and migrants get the help they desperately need to rebuild their lives when they reach the UK. They need help from social workers, mental health services, housing and independent legal guardians to help them navigate complex immigration and legal systems.
For children fleeing war, violence and persecution – often on their own – reaching the UK should mean reaching safety. Unfortunately the reality is that too often they do not get the long-term support they need to rebuild their lives.
The Children’s Society know from their specialist advocacy, orientation and support services helping young refugees and migrants across the country that the reality is often cruel. Many young refugees and migrants in the UK are faced with destitution, homelessness and, as they approach their 18th birthday, the threat of being forced to return to a country where they may be in danger.
For over seventy years, The Children’s Society has been supporting young refugees and migrants in their specialist local services throughout the country, including all major cities. They are working hard to break down the legal and practical barriers that stop them from rebuilding their lives in the UK.
By coming together with supporters around the country for this important march and demonstration, The Children’s Society are determined to show young refugees and migrants in the UK that we are on their side.
What to expect
12.30- 13.30 Assemble and meet other supporters: The Children’s Society will have a designated and clearly marked space on the Southbound Carriageway of Park Lane where supporters can gather. There will be an opportunity to meet staff, volunteers and fellow supporters and hear more about our work with young refugees and migrants.
13.30- 15.00 March: We will march following the planned route.
15.00- 17.00 Demonstration: A rally at Parliament Square after the march.
For more details, or to make a donation to The Children’s Society, please visit their website.