Children In Need


The Children and Young Persons Project at DPIA is funded by BBC Children in Need. The project is set up to deliver a weekly programme of groups and activities for refugee and asylum seeking children and young people, under the age of 18 years. Activities include weekly family play sessions, visits to local places, outings and day trips. The project aims to make a positive difference to the lives of refugee and asylum seeking children and young people. By taking part in the project we hope that refugee and asylum seeking children and young people will experience a greater sense of happiness, will build stronger friendships and will have opportunities to have more fun.


At weekly sessions the project caters for children and their families by offering a wide range of games and activities in a large and safe space. Sessions include soft play, arts and crafts, themed sessions, celebrations of national days and events, sports, singing, reading and much more. Children and young people are encouraged to help plan project activities. The program of outings and day trips, which are specifically planned for school holiday periods, is advertised within weekly group sessions and amongst local partners.


Please call Louise Kalicinski (DPIA’s Children and Young Persons Project Worker) on 029 2048 2478 or 07967 054973 or email to find out more information and to find out about our current schedule of weekly groups and activities (including times, days and locations), as well as our school holiday plans.