Young refugees to receive
support from new project in Liverpool
THE Children's Society, Liverpool
Diocese, Mothers' Union and Home for Good have joined forces to support
vulnerable young refugees and developed free training for professionals called Hat·tę·ḇāh, taking place at All Saints Worship Centre in Liverpool, on Friday, 24
Hat·tę·ḇāh is a Hebrew term which means sheltering people in their time of need
and providing safety. As the global refugee crisis continues with hundreds of
young refugees fleeing war, violence and persecution, some are making Merseyside
The vision of the initiative is to help local communities in Liverpool to be
places of safety, or places of hat·tę·ḇāh, for refugee and migrant children.
The project began with The Children's Society, a national charity supporting
children and young people in need who experience poverty, abuse, neglect.
Mo Baldwin, the Director of Church Engagement talked about the initiative,
saying:- "It started with people's outrage at the image of Alan Kurdi, the
little Syrian boy washed up on the beach in Turkey, showing the tragic plight of
refugees. It's an image that touched so many people's hearts and we wanted to
harness this enthusiasm to make a difference.
More children are fleeing their homes to escape violence, persecution or
conflict than at any point since the Second World War. Many arrive traumatised,
destitute and completely alone so we want to make sure they are supported as
much as possible, given refuge and hope".
The awareness raising training is aimed at people who may come across refugees
in their work or who might be influencers of others; this will include teachers,
lawyers, medical professionals, family or youth workers and clergy. Participants
will learn about the issues facing refugees in this country, improve
understanding of rights and responsibilities, and find out how they can be more
inclusive in their work. The training will be taking place, on Friday, 24 March 2017, All Saints Worship Centre,
55 Sheil Road, Liverpool. For more information please contact Angharad Lewis on:-
0207 841 4650.