How it Works

This is achieved by holistic services aiming to outcomes in the following areas:- Increased Personal Safety, Improved Emotional Wellbeing, increased engagement with education, employment and training, Improved physical wellbeing, increased social engagement.

This is achieved by meeting basic needs, providing emotional and therapeutic support, enabling young people to build safe relationships and be part of a nurturing and empowering community, accessing statutory services, providing personalised educational support.

The Journey

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Basic Needs

Baca has a house where we place newly arrived young people. They are given their own room, a change of clothes and a kit of essential items.

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Medical

When a young person comes into care they are checked for urgent conditions. They are asked through an interpreter if there is any specific problem or pain.

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Home

The young person in placed in a house with other recent arrivals. They have their own room and a resident member.

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Religious

If the young person wishes to follow a religion, they are provided with any items they need, and linked with a local place of worship.

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Living Skills

The young person is given a personal allowance and shown how to shop for clothes and food. They are also taught how to use home appliances and look after themselves in the house.

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Legal

Support workers give the young person an overview of the asylum process and the different meetings they will need to attend. They are provided with a translator and support throughout the asylum seeking process.

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Family Tracing

When the young person first arrives we find out if they have family connections, either in the UK or overseas.

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Statutory Support

Young people are placed in specialist care via Social Services children’s team. Support is arranged with relevant local authorities.

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Leisure

The young person is given space to rest and relax around their new home. Over time they are linked with leisure actives they are interested in.

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Education

The young person receives English lessons. They are supported to gain qualifications or attend college when they are ready.

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Safety

Key details are recorded for all new arrivals during the first meeting. Risk assessments are undertaken, and the young person is given a card with their name, photo and contact details.

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Mental Health

As the young person arrives, there is a warm and friendly welcome. They are given ESOL lessons and encouraged to connect with others through workshops.

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Wider Community

The young person is gradually introduced to UK culture, and taken on trips to learn more.

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