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Partnering with the Children’s Society

Caroline Mountain, Children, Young People and Communities subject group, recently collaborated with the Children’s Society to deliver peer mentor training to young asylum seekers and refugees.

The aim was to train those who have been in the city a little while, so they can support other young asylum seekers as they arrive in Leeds. This was the second round of the training and this time two participants from the first were involved in adapting and delivering the session. The two talked of how they had valued the training and used it in their role as peer mentors. They arrived with their mentees, and it was touching to see their progress and the dedication with which they approached their role as mentors. Evaluation of the day from the young people showed that they had enjoyed the training and learned from it.

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