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Thoughts on resources for learning - a resource bank!!

Updated: Jul 6

When I was a social worker and starting my work with asylum seeking children, I really wish that I had a place where I could have gone to further my knowledge and understanding. So here it is...... This is not just for social workers, this is a place for anyone that wants to learn more about human issues including asylum seekers, fostering and trafficking.

Podcasts to listen to

The Worldwide Tribe podcast - talking directly to asylum seekers and those working in NGO's this provides a really good explanation of what life if actually like and the people behind the humanitarian podcast. I only recently discovered this one and am catching up, but am loving it!! Have the tissues ready as the stories of human generosity, kindness and decision making have had me welling up on every one.

Yoga Girl: Conversations From The Heart - a mixture between education as well as just life itself (hopefully a bit like this blog), Yoga Girl aka Rachel Brathan talks about most things in an honest and reflective way which I always enjoy.

Elephant Journal: The Mindful Life with Waylan Lewis - like conversations from the heart, Waylan talks about loads of different things but they always seem to be done openly and honestly. He is clear of his own views and invites other to discuss subjects that are important. This includes privilege, the environment, isolation and love.

Websites for more information, advice and guidance

Asylum seekers and refugees

Refugee Council -https://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/

A great place to start your learning

UNHCR - https://www.unhcr.org/uk/

Informaton available concerning asylum seekers and refugees around the world.

Free movement - https://www.freemovement.org.uk/

A more specific site specialising in immigration advice, policy and legislation.

Migration Observatory - https://migrationobservatory.ox.ac.uk/

Lots of technical and policy data and information, however, a place that I have found really useful.

Info Migrants - https://www.infomigrants.net/en/about

A really useful site and highly recommended. Excellent site for information concerning rescues at sea.

European Union Agency for Portecting Human Rights - https://fra.europa.eu/en

Data heavy but provides really interesting statistics.

UN News - https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/05/1063592

Asylum In Europe - https://www.asylumineurope.org/

Providing reports on asylum procedures etc in European countries

Modern slavery and trafficking

Unseen - https://www.unseenuk.org/

Providing definitions and useful resources as well as reports.

Anti slavery - https://www.antislavery.org/slavery-today/slavery-uk/

Providing clear explanations of the different types of slavery and human trafficking.


The Fostering Network - https://www.thefosteringnetwork.org.uk/

Providing advice and guidance to both people thinking about fostering as well as approved foster carers.

Human Rights

Freedom from torture - https://www.freedomfromtorture.org/

Research and publications available concerning torture.

Amnesty International - https://www.amnesty.org.uk/

I think everyone has heard of them but there is a wealth of information on their website.

This is a space where I will continue to update information that I find and review as I go, so drop me a message if there is a resource that you think I have missed!!

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