Young People Seeking Safety Week starts on 28 March
8th March 2011: In an attempt to generate awareness on the hardships faced by unaccompanied young people seeking asylum in the UK, `Young People Seeking Safety Week’ is being organised across the UK
The week long nationwide event, organised by Young People Seeking Safety (YPSS), is scheduled to be held between 28 March and 3 April 2011.
The event takes place in Oxford, Glasgow, Brighton, Manchester, Plymouth, Cambridge, Leicester, Somerset and Bristol.
The week will see community groups host events and display music, film, and photography based on and performed by young asylum seekers.
A network of organisations and individuals with the joint intention of encouraging the rights and safety of young asylum seekers, YPSS includes several groups, including Bandbazi, Bristol Defend the Asylum Seekers Campaign, and Cambridge Migrant Solidarity.
Also included are Child Victims of War, The Freedom Club, Ki Sounds, National Coalition of Anti-deportation Campaigns, Oldham Friends of YPSS, Somerset Racial Equality Council, and Speak up for ‘Saif’ Campaign – Plymouth.
YPSS says unaccompanied young people are alone in the UK without parents or family carers, and are in need of safety and protection.