Bana Children and Young People First (CYPF) Semi Independent Unit is a UK registered company that provides semi-independent accommodation for newly arrived asylum seekers and care leavers, and provided support to young people in transitioning towards independent living.
We are a small, dedicated team of experienced professionals from the social and youth work sectors, with extensive experience working with care leavers and young people from diverse backgrounds. We have worked with a range young people from asylum-seeking and refugee backgrounds including Syria, Albania, Eritrea, Romania, Ethiopia, as well as from the UK.
We seek to empower young people with skills they need and deserve to lead successful, healthy lives, ensuring we respond to the unique individual needs of each young person. Our aim is to provide support and opportunities for personal development, in a safe and nurturing environment.
We know that transitioning from full-time care to independence is a big life step, and by focusing on the core values of providing high-quality accommodation, safety, guidance and empathy, young people are able to flourish and be in charge of their lives with confidence.
EQUALITY, INCLUSION & DIVERSITY
Celebrating difference is one of our core values at Bana CYPF. Our work is based on building valuable, tolerant and respectful relationships with our young people, and those who help them. We therefore have a strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, ensuring that not only does our team come from diverse backgrounds, but we also provide a space for young people to feel safe from discrimination, victimisation, harassment, and bullying.
We believe young people have the right to be protected from harm. As independent unit providers, we are responsible for promoting the welfare of young people, and therefore uphold safeguarding policies to the highest standard. Our team are experienced in working with young people and vulnerable adults, and we operate vetting and safe recruitment practices.