Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Presentation and Discussion

5 Feb 2018 - 13:45

On 29 January 2018, the Refugee Rights Unit represented by James Chapman met with the Red Cross Children's Hospital Developmental Paediatric Team. At the training session James Chapman discussed issues encountered by refugees and asylum seekers concerning documentation, school placement, access to special schooling and social grants.  The session was attended by 13 members of the Red Cross Developmental Team comprised of doctors, occupational therapists, speech therapists and social workers, all working in the developmental clinic. The Refugee Rights Unit provided information on the legal aspects involved, how to deal with WCED and provided information on supporting organisations that may assist in some cases.