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Useful Information for those working with UASC

Please find below some websites that professionals working with UASC might find helpful:

UASC Health - This site contains key documents, templates, tools and clinical guidance used in Kent to support the health needs of our unaccompanied asylum-seeking children population. Many of these resources have been developed by subject matter experts and are published on this website for use within Kent and to share our learning across the UK.

Collaborative Learning - develop and disseminate accessible talk-for-learning activities in all subject areas and for all ages

Emtas 4 Success - provides support to school staff and other professionals in meeting the needs of black and minority ethnic, gypsy, roma and traveller children and young people.

Naldic- national subject association for English as an additional language.

Primary Resources - free lesson plans, activity ideas and resources for primary teachers.

Language of the Month - free computer programs contain interactive video clips showing children teaching their home languages.

New Arrivals - the purpose of this tool is to support the induction and early profiling of newly arrived students from minority ethnic backgrounds where it is not possible to obtain an interpreter. It provides a framework for collecting background information that will help schools think about the most effective provision for the newly arrived learner.

Mantra Lingua - the world’s largest publisher of books in English with 68 languages

Skills Workshop - the home of free literacy and numeracy resources

British Council - the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.

Minority Ethnic Library - Please contact Maria Featherstone on 01622 605587

Learn My Way - step by step online basic computer courses. Learn to use a keyboard and mouse, create an email account, such the internet and much more (eg job hunting and shopping online)

Life in Great Britain - This online course provides access to course materials from chapters 2 to 6 of _Life in the United Kingdom: a journey into Citizenship _published by the Home Office. It also includes speech, a glassary, revision tests at the end of each section and full practice tests to prepare you for the UK Citizenship test.

Theory Test Pro - a high realistic online simulation of the UKs driving theory test. It contains the entire official test question bank, hazard perception video clips and an online version of the Highway Code.

Learndirect - guidance and advice on careers and courses, also details of their online courses.

Directory of Refugee Support in Kent - April 2017 (Gravesend, Maidstone, Chatham/Gillingham, Canterbury and Ashford) - This guide has been created by the British Red Cross and is not an exhaustive list of services in Kent. It is tailored to the service users seen most often seen at the British Red Cross, Kent i.e. destitute asylum seekers with no recourse to public funds.