Baobab awarded first Give London grant
Baobab is a non-residential therapeutic community that enables child and adolescent asylum seekers who have experienced and observed specific human rights abuses to thrive in exile.
Weâ€™re pleased to announce that in early August, Baobab was awarded Â£3,972 through Give London, with the funding going towards multiple projects.
Part of the funding was used to create a film with the young people they work with who wished to advocate for how the systems that they go through might be changed for the better. The film will used in training. To access the film, follow this link bit.ly/2gs4k8D .
The funding was also used to put on a multidisciplinary conference, â€˜Exploring the Causes and Consequences of Modern Child Slaveryâ€™ on 3rd October with a number of partner organisations, the Migrant and Refugee Childrenâ€™s Legal Unit, ECPAT UK, the Helen Bamber Foundation and the Childrenâ€™s Society.
The conference audience was comprised of practitioners from social services, the police, health services, voluntary agencies, the legal profession and the Home Office as well as policy officers and academics. The audience came together to discuss and better understand the effects of modern slavery on children and young people and to explore together how to better achieve durable solutions for young people trafficked from overseas, increasing their protection now and for the future.