Our practice is relationship-based, collaborative and culturally relevant. We advocate in each child or young person’s best interests and work closely with other professionals to develop a network of support around them.

At Dost, we have a wide range of education and qualifications among our staff members and volunteers. This varied skill set helps us to ensure we can provide the best support possible for each young person we work with. The team is also committed to ongoing development and we regularly attend courses to keep our combined skills up to date.

Young refugees and newly arrived young migrants between the ages of 11 and 17 years old can access our services directly and we also accept referrals from carers and professionals. Please note that referrals for young people 18 years old and above will only be accepted if they require specialist care leaver support. Our services for children and young people include:

       Youth & Education Programme

           For 13 – 19 year-olds

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Life Skills workshops
Practical English classes
(speaking, reading, writing and listening)
Residential trips
Sporting and creative projects
Youth club (Thursdays 5.30 – 8.30pm)
Jack Petchey Award Scheme
V-inspired volunteer placements

Dost holds a London Youth Quality Mark, accredited by City & Guilds

Casework (Advice & Advocacy)

For 11 – 25 year-olds

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Advocacy to access rights and entitlements
Advice on employment and education
Support through the asylum process
Support with housing and immigration issues
We also offer specialist support to young people leaving the statutory care system (for 16 – 25 year-olds).

 

Psychosocial Casework

For 16 – 25 year-olds

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Dost staff are  trained in a range of therapeutic approaches including Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, the Tree of Life approach and more.