Resource list: Background information
Home from Home: A guidance and resource pack for the welcome and inclusion of refugee children and families in school
ISBN 1 84187 083 8 £18.95 Published by Save the Children
A very useful resource pack with materials, describing the effective practice from Salusbury WORLD refugee centre. It covers welcome and inclusion, supporting learning, parental involvement, after school and holiday activities, and signposting advice in areas such as immigration and housing.
In Safe Hands
ISBN 1 84187 039 0 £20 Published by the Refugee Council and Save the Children
A video training pack offering help and guidance to primary teachers and early years practitioners who work with refugee children. It features the work of Salusbury WORLD and Salusbury Primary School.
Supporting Refugee Children in 21st Century Britain: A Compendium of Essential Information, Revised Edition by Jill Rutter
ISBN 1 85856 292 9 £19.99 Trentham Books
A vital source of information, covering a range of issues, including health, emotional and psychological issues, and parental involvement. It gives a thorough background in recent asylum legislation, and gives backgrounds of the major refugee producing countries.
In the Midst of the Whirlwind by Naomi Richman
Published by Save the Children (Currently out of print)
The essential guide to issues around the mental health of refugee and asylum seeking children. Very readable and clear presentation.
Restoring Playfulness: different Approaches to Assisting Children who are Affected by War or Displacement by David Tolfree
ISBN: 91 88726 46 0 £19.00 Swedish Save the Children (available from the Refugee Council)
Using a collection of case studies, the book outlines practical strategies to support refugee children.
Refugee Education: Mapping the Field edited by Jill Rutter and Crispin Jones
ISBN 1 85856 055 1 £15.99 Trentham Books
Describes successful initiatives to support refugee children in schools. Covering induction, home/school liaison, combating racism, and the psychological adaptation of refugee young people.
Young Refugees: A guide to the rights and entitlements of separated refugee children by Elli Free
Published free by Save the Children
The guide aims to inform professionals working with young separated refugees about their rights and entitlements and advise on how to support separated children in accessing them.
War, Conflict and Play by Tina Hyder
ISBN 0 335 21299 9 £15.99 Published by Open U.P.
Essential reading. A short but pithy book which explore and explains the crucial role of play in supporting the well-being of refugee an asylum seeking children, specifically in Early years, but with much wider relevance.