Our programmes support young people from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller families, as well as refugee and new migrant families.
Children of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller families often face discrimination by the media, bullying at school and rejection from their local communities. Due to widespread prejudices and little understanding of their culture and traditional way of life, few agencies try to reach them.
In June 2009, The Children’s Participation Project - Wessex began a year-long project to research and record the history of New Travellers in the South-West. The project resulted in three exhibitions and a Heritage pack.