Alf Dubs was one of the refugee children rescued by the Kindertransport in the two years before the outbreak of World War II. Now a member of the House of Lords and a life-long advocate for refugees, Lord Dubs is leading efforts to help a new generation of unaccompanied child refugees in Europe to access safe and legal routes to protection and settle in the UK. The Alf Dubs Children’s Fund is an appeal set up by Lord Dubs with the support of Safe Passage. The fund seeks to carry forward the legacy of the Kindertransport for a new generation of child refugees today.
Recent cuts to legal aid and the shortage of legal specialists working in family reunification mean that it is getting even harder for refugee children to access legal routes to safety. Recently, it took us four months to find a lawyer willing to help a boy stuck in Italy. In response to this crisis, the Alf Dubs Children’s Fund is raising money to help establish Safe Passage Legal, a team of legal experts who will work to reunite up to 100 children with their families in the UK every year. For every £2,500 raised, a child could be reunited with their family safely and legally.
There are plenty of fun ways you can help raise money for the Alf Dubs Children’s Fund including a sponsored walk or run, sleep out, movie night or dinner party. Find out more in the pack below.