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Take action this Mother’s Day: Families Belong Together

Mother’s Day in on March 19th. This year stand up for all mums – and against the unfair rules which cruelly separate refugee children from their parents.

Our Schools of Sanctuary programme is partnering with the Families Together Coalition to raise awareness of these unfair rules separating refugee children from their parents this Mother’s Day.

We know that children often feel passionate about this injustice, so we’ve come up with a few ways for schools, families and kid’s groups to have their say:

  • Card-making: join in on this simple youth citizenship action by making Mother’s Day cards to send to your MP with a message inside calling on them to reunite refugee children with their parents. Take photos of the cards to post on social media and tag your MP.
  • Letter-writing: write a letter to your MP explaining why the Government should allow refugee children to sponsor their parents to join them in safety in the UK. Take photos of the letters and post them on social media, tagging your MP.

 You could even invite your MP to the school so you can give them the cards/letters in person!

  • Stand in solidarity with refugee families: Make Mother’s Day cards with messages of support inside for refugee children/parents who are separated from each other. Take photos of the cards and messages and post on social media, tagging in @SchsOfSanctuary and @FamTogetherCo.
Need more resources or support? Have a look at the Families Together Children’s Activity Pack.
If your school is interested in taking part or you want more information, please contact [email protected]. There are template letters and cards available, as well as factsheets to give teachers useful background information for a classroom discussion.