New Road Baptist Church, Hinton Hall, Bonn Square
OX1 1LQ Oxford
United Kingdom
Phone: 01865 721799
51° 45' 5.8068" N, 1° 15' 37.0728" W

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.