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asphaleia action

asphaleia action is a registered charity seeking to contribute to the care, upbringing & advancement of life for vulnerable children & young people in the UK and internationally.

Our approach is all about taking action. Where the most vulnerable children and young people are in need of specialist support, our charity will respond so that we are able to protect and support them through a range of projects and services.

Established in 2000 in response to a need in West Sussex for specialist support for refugee children, we now provide services in West London, West Sussex, Kent and Sierra Leone, Africa to disadvantaged young people from many backgrounds including:, trafficked young people and young people at risk of being trafficked; young people in poverty; looked after children; young people with learning difficulties/disabilities; young people with behavioural emotional and social difficulties; teenage parents and young offenders, migrants and refugees.

action latest news

New report from the Children Commissioner for England

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New Crackdown on Child Groomers

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Young people learn about the Kabor Project

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action current projects

    Better life

    The aim of Better Life is to improve the life chances, social inclusion and health and well being of young people with acute behavioral issues, learning difficulties and/or disabilities.
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    The SAFE project aims to reduce the risk of trafficking and sexual exploitation of children and young people
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Since action began, there have been many successes as a result of our work. Some of our 2010 highlights include:

  • Protecting trafficked young people from falling into the hands of criminal traffickers on Buddy Me project
  • 25 newly-arrived highly vulnerable unaccompanied asylum seekers supported through the A+ reception programme
  • Extending development programmes into four new villages on our Kabor project in Sierra Leone
  • ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) ICT qualifications achieved on The Doorway Project for migrant young people
  • 105 migrant young people progressed into further learning or work on The Doorway Project

Please explore our website further to find out about current projects and young people we are working with, how you could support us on a regular basis and what our team in Africa are getting up to this week.

what's coming up!

Monday 31 October

Art Session in Maidstone

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Monday 31 October


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Tuesday 1 November

Better Life Breakfast Group

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did you know...

Did you know that one in four children in Sierra Leone will die before they turn five years old