Refugees And Migrants

Research highlights the increasing numbers of unaccompanied asylum seeking refugee children, vulnerable refugees or migrants, reaching the shores and borders of host countries.

Unaccompanied asylum seeking children and young people are expected to be given priority and in the UK are usually taken through the system to access healthcare services accompanied by a carer or social worker.

Please find details of a review carried out by Dr Ruth Chapman regarding the health needs of Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children, and a literature review and resource paper she has prepared. 

Resources list:

Key places

The Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion (WHO 1986)

Kingston (2016).  ‘Prosperous Lives for All: The Refugee and Migrant Strategy 2016-2021’

Richmond  Joint Strategic Needs Assessment  JSNA 

The Cultural Orientation Resource Centre provides profiles of countries of origin (

The Migrants’ Health Guide’ (PHE 2017) and immunisation guidance (PHE 2016):

Kent UASC health website

Local Support

Refugee Action Kingston 

Refugees Welcome in Richmond:

Legal support: