Week 2: Working with the Children’s Society to address the needs of young refugees in Kent

Offering sanctuary to young unaccompanied asylum seekers became a contentious issue in Kent, as the county quickly became one of the main areas offering some sort for provision to this vulnerable group of people. Understanding the needs of young unaccompanied asylum seekers in our communities has since become a key area of focus for the Diocese. 

As we enter the second week of Advent, Canon Caroline Pinchbeck, Director of the Diocese’s Communities and Partnerships Framework, offers this week’s Advent Justice Appeal blog entry. She writes about how partnerships with organisations like the Children’s Society have supported our concern for young refugees, and why your donations to further develop this work are so important. Read more »


Week 1: ‘Still being vigilant to the voice of those seeking refuge’

This is now the third year that the Diocese has run its fundraising Advent Justice Appeal. It was first prompted by the desperate situation of those in the camp known as the ‘jungle’ in Calais, and the humanitarian crisis which saw huge numbers of people embark on treacherous journeys to try and reach Europe. While some things have changed, in many ways the situation remains the same: people are still desperate, still vulnerable and still in need of human compassion and attention. 

Refugee Officer, Domenica Pecoraro writes about why our support for work on this issue must continue: Read more »