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Guidelines

Welcoming and supporting refugee children - information for schools

09 November 2021

The following document has been produced by the Division of Educational Psychology (DECP).

The first task for a school planning to receive refugee children will be to develop a culture and context that will enhance the refugees’ resilience by helping them feel safe, and start to develop a sense of belonging in the school and wider community, this is an essential prerequisite to formal learning.

Schools and the adults working in them all play a key role in providing a safe and stable environment for refugee children in which they can develop, flourish and learn.

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