The City of Dublin Education and Training Board Separated Children’s Service has been working with Separated Children Seeking Asylum (Unaccompanied Minors) since 2001. The service offers a range of education related services as well as an outreach and youth service to Separated Children, aged-out minors and other young refugees living in Dublin. It aims to empower Separated Children and young people to live independent and healthy lives and to integrate into society.
The website provides news of services, events and reports, as well as access to a range of downloadable teaching resources and information for young asylum seekers.
Separated Children are children under 18 who are outside of their country of origin and separated from parents, or previous legal/customary caregiver. They are also know as Unaccompanied Minors and once they turn 18, the term most frequently used is Aged-Out Minors. They may be seeking asylum because of fear of persecution or the lack of protection due to human rights violations, armed conflict and disturbances in their own country.
The service is managed jointly by CDETB, CDYSB and CDU. The Separated Children’s Service aims to support Separated Children Seeking Asylum, Aged-Out-Minors and young refugees to develop their individual, social and cultural capacity to negotiate and navigate their new environment and life in Ireland and to integrate into and contribute to Irish society. The Separated Children Service offers a range of supports that aim to address the wide range and complexity of issues and challenges that young asylum seekers and refugees face. It seeks to address their need for practical, as well as emotional support through an education and youth service.
Manager: Jessica Farnan
More information on our website.