Helping others overcome barriers Young Citizens work with professionals to ensure their voices are heard and effect change. The Young Citizens Belonging Toolkit, featuring films and lesson plans for schools, has been downloaded 495 times with a potential reach of 22,512 pupils. The Young Citizens work included creating a range of informative videos to help others from migrant and refugee backgrounds settle in the UK. The videos include tips on getting into college, setting up a bank account, immigration delays, language and accents and has reached over 1,500 people. More than 50 students from colleges across London attended Breaking Barriers, an event run by the Young Citizens to give young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds the knowledge and confidence to overcome barriers to settling in the UK.
Youth Rights Trainers Many young people are unable to navigate the requirements to achieve settled status or get access to care entitlements. Coram’s Youth Rights Trainers are young people with direct experience who, acting alongside Coram professionals as co-trainers, this year trained 340 professionals to ensure they can provide better support and information to the young people they work with.
“The nomination from Coram for the Young Citizens group was totally inspiring. The focus, commitment, passion and success clearly shone through.” Judges of the Diana Award
187 young people have been recruited as part of HALO since the programme began in 2016
219,323 beneficiaries have received support from HALO’s young people since 2016