Once here, these children will either be placed in the care of their families or the Local Authority, who will then be responsible for their welfare. Many of these children will be suffering with war-related mental health difficulties, like PTSD and may be unable to form relationships easily. Some may seek comfort in drugs or alcohol. Whilst social services have been tasked with assessing things like age and wellbeing, it’s not clear just how informed social work teams are about war related trauma, or how to spot it. This knowledge is vital to ensure that these children are given the support they need.
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