The Children's Society in Oxford
Programme manager: Shohana Shabnam
The Children's Society in Oxford, formally known as the OASIS and Harbour Projects, provides a range of services to refugees, asylum seekers and new migrants in schools in Oxford including:
- educational and practical support in secondary schools – including in-class support, academic mentoring, and a drop-in service providing advocacy, advice and practical help with a range of issues
- a school-based mental health service – providing direct therapeutic work with refugee and asylum-seeking students. Interventions include individual, group and family work. Trained therapists work with young refugees who are struggling with psychological distress and trauma as a result of their refugee experience
- after-school and holiday activities
- parenting support – helping families to better understand the UK education system and engage with local schools as well as support with a range of practical issues
- a volunteer scheme – placing local volunteers in secondary schools to provide in-class support and one-to-one help.