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Supporting young refugees and asylum seekers

Live, online training on supporting young refugees and asylum seekers.
Led by Cat Jolleys.

Tickets cost: £50 for non-members

Learn about creative ways to support children and young people who are refugees or asylum seekers.

Teacher and trainer Cat Jolleys will explain how to establish and embed a relational ethos and culture, to promote a sense of belonging through restorative language and approaches.

What will I take away from this Live Classroom?

  • Practical activities and strategies for working 1 to 1 or in small groups with children who may be displaced, have recently arrived in the UK and have English as an additional language
  • Ways to help them begin to feel a sense of safety, belonging and acceptance, start to trust, and to develop emotional regulation and calm creative, therapeutic and practical ways to support your practice
  • An opportunity to share practice and learn from others

This course is for you if you work in schools or provide care relationally, restoratively and through a trauma-informed lens with refugee or asylum-seeking children.

What people have said about our Live Classroom sessions

“The training was really interesting and completely relevant to my role” Training participant

About Cat Jolleys

Cat Jolleys has been a primary teacher, deputy headteacher, Designated Safeguarding Lead and SENDCo for over 23 years, working in a Greater Manchester primary school and an SEMH special school. She advocated for and met the needs of SEND children and those who have experienced trauma, by developing and maintaining a culture of nurture, restorative and trauma-informed practice.

She co-led the Restorative Approaches Project in Stockport Family, delivering relational training to schools and social care partners and became a member of the Restorative Justice Council with the RJC training mark, in 2017.

She is currently training to become a Trauma-Informed Forest Schools teacher.

Cat Jolleys is a training practitioner from Trauma Informed Consultancy Services, which offers an extensive range of training sessions related to all aspects of how we can apply a Trauma Informed Framework to settings, services and systems. Trauma Informed Consultancy Services works with education settings, Children’s Services, Criminal Justice and Adult Services.

Please bring along:

  • A3 paper and coloured pens/pencils/crayons
  • Small twigs/ leaves/ flowers/ items collected from nature locally
  • A curious mind and lots of questions to help you better understand and welcome refugee and asylum-seeking children.

Zoom Access to the Live Classroom

  • You will receive a zoom link to access the live classroom at least 48 hours before the live classroom takes place.
  • Using Zoom: Our Live Classrooms are delivered via Zoom. If you haven’t used Zoom before, or need a refresher, take a look at this guidance. If you are planning on attending via a work device, to ensure access is not blocked you may need to seek permission in advance.


  • Already a member – This Live Classroom is included in Creative Life Story Work members’ 12 free events per year.
  • Not yet a member – This Live Classroom costs £50 for non-members.
  • Interested in becoming a member? – Find out about becoming a member here.

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Live Classroom

Venue information

This session will be held via Zoom.

We would encourage you to read this document for advice on how to access zoom particularly if you haven’t accessed zoom before. If you are planning on attending via a work device, you may need to seek access permission in advance.

You will receive a zoom link to access the live classroom at least 48hours before the live classroom takes place.


Feel free to contact us prior to the scheduled event date if you have any specific questions or requirements relating to access.