Organisation, publications and websites

Useful organisations

The Refugee Council is the largest charity working with refugees in this country. In terms of education, it helps local education authorities and schools to support refugee children, including those who are unaccompanied, and provides in-service training set about refugee children.

The Refugee Council also publishes a wide range of publications for teachers, bilingual teaching materials for newly arrived refugees and classroom materials on development education.

The Refugee Council 3 Bondway, London SW8 1SJ. Tel: 0207 820


Credit to the Nation: Refugee contributions to the UK by Irish Teichmann. A richly illustrated account of refugees who have come to the UK and made their contributions. Published by the Refugee Council, June 2002, Price: pound;7.95.

Refugee Children in the Classroom (1994) and Supporting Refugee Children in 21st Century Britain (2001) by Jill Rutter. Definitive books for teachers working with refugee children and young people offering background on the law and refugee rights, good educational practice, background information on main countries of origin and a guide to teaching resources and organisations. Published by Trentham Books. Roots of the Future: Ethnic diversity in the making of Britain, Commission for Racial Equality, 1999.

Helping Children in Difficult Circumstances: a teacher's manual. Save the Children Development ManualPrice: pound;2.95 from Save the Children, 17 Grove Lane, London SE5. Tel: 0207 703

Free resources for schools

available from: Office of the United Nations High Commmissioner for Refugees, Millbank Tower, Millbank, London SW1P 4QP.

Tel: 0207 828 9191Website resourcesThe USCommittee for Refugees offers a downloadable slide show for classroom use giving background on a wide range of Amnesty International offers a taster on background to refugee issues with some short, powerful case One World has a good background for teachers on refugee issues and facts www.oneworld.orgguidesmigrationindex.html

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