Youth Resources

The following resources can be used with children and young people to raise awareness and initiate discussion on matters relating to migration, asylum, race, ethnicity, nationality, faith and Christian response.


Access All Areas – a Diversity Toolkit for the Youth Work Sector  published by the National Youth Council of Ireland and Youthnet, 2012

but it’s not fair – a booklet about forced marriage

Finding Refuge 
A resource for young people prepared by Down County Museum which looks at the Jewish experience of seeking refuge from central Europe during the second world war, including the Kindertransport.

Reach Out: Enrich Within and Reach Out: Enrich Within, Further Resources
Guidelines for intercultural and inclusive youth work produced by the Churches’ Youth Link organisation.

Ruth’s story: One child refugee’s journey from Eritrea to England
This BBC video tells the story of a girl fleeing Eritrea and would be suitable for discussing refugee issues with young people.

Schools of Sanctuary Resources

Stepping Out
A resource for teachers, youth leaders and children aged 5 – 9, which considers themes of identity, diversity and inclusion.

People on the Move: November 2008 – An Advent resource with discussion questions, for young people.

There are many books available which raise issues in the context of a story. The book lists below highlight a selection of titles.

Reading List – Identity, Difference & Race.pdf

Reading List – International conflicts.pdf (includes issues relating to asylum)


Islamophobia and a Safe Place
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This double DVD set and education pack from Show Racism the Red Card aims to tackle racism towards asylum seekers and refugees and combat the recent growth in Islamophobia. It is suitable for Key Stages 2 and above, as well as adults. It costs £30; further details are available at


BBC Northern Ireland Schools Citizenship Course
An interactive website which supports the KS 3 and KS 4 Citizenship course, exploring topics such as diversity and exclusion in Northern Ireland.

The Centre for Global Education
Information on Global Education in Schools NI project.

Children’s Law Centre

Children’s Rights Alliance