Last week, Director Sonita Gale attended a private event hosted by the Refugee Council to mark the launch of ‘My View’, a service offering therapy and casework support for children separated from family members while seeking refuge.
It was hosted by McKinsey & Company, who are offering pro bono legal support to the scheme.
The Refugee Council previously screened Hostile to prominent donors, so Sonita was delighted to participate in this launch.
Among many challenges, children within the asylum system can be wrongly assessed as adults or become separated from relatives by reunion laws. If passed, the Illegal Migration Bill will deport anybody who arrives here by ‘irregular means’ like small boats.
Speakers included Tindy, Emma Thompson’s adopted son, who was born in Rwanda, and Enver Solomon, CEO of the Refugee Council.