Challenges

Some of the challenges associated with resettlement, and guidance about how to approach them

Keeping your Community Sponsorship Journey Going

Ideas of how to keep your Group's momentum strong in light of Covid-19
In a time of social distancing due to Coronavirus (Covid-19) how can you keep your Community Sponsorship Group’s momentum going? Should this even be a

Covid-19 and Safeguarding

Advice and information for Groups who have welcomed a family and are reviewing their safeguarding commitments
During the Covid-19 pandemic, your support to a refugee family has changed.  It’s highly likely that all of your support has moved to being onlin

Home-based activities and learning opportunities for refugees

Ideas to help the resettled family stay occupied and interested while social-distancing due to Covid-19
Many Community Sponsorship Groups who are supporting families during the Covid-19 pandemic are wondering how best to help resettled family members sta

Safeguarding Briefing

A guide to your safeguarding responsibilities as a group, and advice on how to implement your safeguarding plan.
Key issues Safeguarding is protecting vulnerable adults or children from abuse or neglect. As part of your application, the Home Office will exp

Covid-19 and Benefits

Understand changes to the Benefits system during the Coronavirus pandemic
The impact of Covid-19 has been, and will continue to bring changes in the Benefits system in the UK, and it will be harder than usual to get through

Covid-19 Guidance

What to check/do as a Community Sponsorship Group relating to the Covid-19 pandemic
The situation with the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world is constantly changing, and we urge you to keep up to date with developments

Dealing with challenging situations

Guidance on some of the common challenges that can arise when working with resettled refugees, and how to approach them
We've provided advice based on the common challenges that sponsor groups have faced and examples of how they have overcome them, see the doc

Safeguarding guide for volunteers

Guidance for group members and volunteers on how to approach safeguarding issues.
A list of the main points for volunteers and group members to consider when dealing with safeguarding issues.

Hate Crime Briefing

A briefing to explain what hate crime is, how it can be identified, and how to respond
Sadly, hate crime against refugees is a very real problem. Although it is not by any means a common occurrence, it is something that is encountered al

Empowering Refugee Children

Learn how adapting an empowerment approach to working with resettled children is essential in helping them to adjust to their new environment
When Community Sponsorship Groups begin supporting resettled families, if there are children in the family, they appear to be highly adaptable; t