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Youth services

Baytree Centre

Into School Programme supports newly arrived refugees and asylum seekers who don't have a school place. The programmes helps with school applications and creates a school like routine. Learn ESOL and Maths everyday and get involved in loads of activities throughout the year.  

> Brighter Futures

A London-based group of young migrants united by a passion and commitment to challenging negative perceptions of migration.

British Red Cross Refugee and Befriending Project

Meet new people, have fun, learn new skills, improve english! Music, art, trips, life skills workshops.

> Community Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (CARAS)

CARAS offers a range of weekly social activities for young people throughout the year: youth clubs, arts sessions, gardening group, holidays activities, day trips in London, special creative workshops and multi-day trips. Referral is required.

> Da’aro Youth Project

Injera Club run by Da’aro Youth Project, is a youth club for young people ages 14 to 21 years old from Horn of Africa (Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan and Somalia) and their friends. They serve home-cooked Eritrean food and have games and sports activities.

Hope for the Young

Mentoring support for ages 14-25 . Grants and Advocacy project (for higher education).  

> Muslim Youth Helpline

Muslim Youth Helpline provide free and confidential, faith and culturally sensitive support services to Muslim youth in the UK. 

> Off the Record Youth Counselling

Counselling Service for young refugees, asylum seekers and forced migrants aged between 11-25 that live, work or study in Croydon.

Pathways to Independence UK

Housing provider for 16+ unaccompanied asylum seeking children.

Play for Progress

  • Tuesdays: Well-being Class 
  • Thursdays: Music & Art Class 

All unaccompanied asylum seeking children aged 15-18 are welcome to attend these classes. Referrals are helpful but not required; drop ins accepted. Any young person who engages with these after school classes are eligible to access our support services (1-1s in music tuition, therapy, education, art, and casework). 

Refugee Council Children's Section - Youth Development Project 

Educational advice, social integration workshops and cultural activities for unaccompanied asylum seeking and refugee children under 18 years old.

> Refugee Youth

  • APOW (which stands for Amazing People Of the World) is a youth project that runs a variety of creative and sporty mini courses, day trips and events. This is a mixed group open to young refugees and migrants aged 14-21. In person sessions run every Wednesday evening in Croydon.
  • Super Girl’s Group is a dedicated female only space with sessions focused on exploring higher education & career options, creative projects as well as women’s rights and empowerment. Open to young female refugees and migrants aged 14-18.

> Shpresa Programme

The Children and Young People project at Shpresa aims to improve the life, the education and the wellbeing of the Albanian speaking children from refugee, asylum and migrant backgrounds as well as enabling their voices to get heard.

> South London Refugee Association (SLRA)

Youth club and drop in for young people aged 14-18 provides a progamme of activities including sports, games, art, music and cooking.

> The Children’s Society

The Children’s Society defend, safeguard and protect the childhood of all children and young people throughout the UK through our network of services.

In London, The Children’s Society provide support to children and young people facing difficult issues, and to parents and carers dealing with challenges of family life. These include: trafficking services, child sexual exploitation services, and refugee and migrant services.

> Young Roots

  • Thursdays: Social, advice and support hub for all 15 - 25 year old refugees and asylum seekers. Games, workshops, cooking, drop in case work, immigration advice and counselling.  
  • Tuesdays: Girls Group in partnership with Refugee Council for girls aged 11 - 21. 

Call us

Support Line 0800 980 7475

Monday to Saturday, 3 to 6pm

Croydon Service 020 8251 0251

Merton Service 020 3984 4004

Sutton Service 020 8680 8899