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Zahra and Liam’s story

I'm from Burundi in Central Africa. I came here on my own. No-one was there - my parents or brothers and sisters. I didn't know anybody. Not my neighbour or the people I lived with. I just stayed in my room. Zahra

Many vulnerable children, like Zahra and Liam, experience social exclusion. Our services befriend and help children in care, those serving a custodial sentence, children with communication or language difficulties and those with disabilities. We mentor young people having difficulties at school or who have been excluded.

We also campaign for children in the asylum system to be treated as children first and asylum seekers second; and provide practical and emotional support to them and their families.

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