Give to the Children’s Sanctuary: a residential centre in the UK caring for young, orphaned refugees. Reach out the hand of humanity & compassion and leave a great, lasting legacy you can be proud of
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Ask Headline: Children’s Sanctuary for Orphan Refugees

Ask Title: Give to the Children’s Sanctuary: a residential centre in the UK caring for young, orphaned refugees. Reach out the hand of humanity & compassion and leave a great, lasting legacy you can be proud of

Location: Re-Give Global, Holly House, 220 New London Rd, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 9AE, United Kingdom

Purpose: Financial Contributions

This is a Flexible (keep it all) Ask: your money will be kept even if the target amount is not reached by the deadline.


AN URGENT CALL TO ACTION


In these modern times, with unparalleled wealth and comfort in modern countries, the grim CATASTROPHE and horrendous tragedy of young orphan refugees suffering and dying in their thousands due to the lack of care and support that can so easily be provided is not only a failure of humanity on a vast scale, and at the zenith of its financial and technological achievements, but also a reminder to those fortunate to live in comfort of how blessed their lives actually are, in comparison to those innocent young orphan refugees who have lost everything and have absolutely nothing.

This appalling disaster and the urgent, pressing, ever-growing need to care for these young orphan children will not go away any time soon – and is becoming more thunderous every day.
Although a lot of people, including the British Government and other authorities, are doing what they can to help the situation, it is clearly not enough and we, the collective mass of humanity, must individually reach deep into our innate sense of compassion during what is undoubtedly one of the most daunting human crises in recent memory and personally do much more to care for our weakest and the most vulnerable - irrespective of their race, religion or nationality.

It is not possible for any one person, organisation or government to solve the endless suffering and terrible misery of these children entirely on their own, but collectively, we can at least do something real and meaningful to alleviate their suffering and to give them a chance to survive and prosper.

WHAT YOU CAN PERSONALLY DO TO HELP

Reflect on the dire plight of these young, innocent orphaned refugees for a moment and reach out the hand of humanity and compassion to them and leave a great, lasting and honourable legacy that you and your family (or company/organisation) can be proud of by financially supporting the Children’s Sanctuary.

Give however little or as much as you can

What is the Children's Sanctuary?


The Children’s Sanctuary is not a charity but a humanitarian endeavour of the Re-Give Foundation (a division of the UK based non-profit organisation, Re-Give Global, which also operates this, open, free-to-use global Crowdfunding, Crowdsourcing, Crowd Commerce and Payments platform) to enable all of us - the global crowd of people and organisations - to do what we can, to do what is possible, to help and care for orphaned refugees.

The Children’s Sanctuary is building a private, non-profit, non-commercial, non-governmental residential centre in England - away from residential areas and on a suitable rural, brownfield location - devoted to the care of young orphans who are refugees; children whose biological parents are deceased or otherwise unable or unwilling to care for them and who, for reasons of safety and well-being, are no longer in their country of birth – and which are allowed into the UK by the British Government.

The Children’s Sanctuary will be a place of safety and security, with planned accommodation and support facilities to care for up to 1,000 orphaned refugee children, primarily under the age of 16 (but up to the age of 18), with full education and primary medical care provided within the centre.

IS THERE A REAL NEED FOR THIS?

Yes, because although the British Government and a lot of charities working in this space do great work, they are pieces of a complex jigsaw and they can’t do everything. There are major missing pieces (particularly in early care) in terms of the help provided to refugee orphans – which we are trying to cover (and which we will do so under the supervision Ofsted, UNHCR and other charities and organisations).

ISN'T FOSTERING THE BEST SOLUTION FOR THESE CHILDREN?

Yes, absolutely - but it takes a lot of time and effort to find suitable foster families for them. It is the gap between urgent need for care and finding a suitable foster family that the Children’s Sanctuary will fill. The Children’s Sanctuary will not, however, be providing institutional care – as it will not be an institution in the sense that this term is usually referred to. The objective is simply to act as the first stage of a multi stage process where the ultimate aim is to provide immediate care to refugee orphans and then to send them back to confirmed family members, if that’s not viable – then to arrange foster care for them (anywhere in the world, not just in Britain) and if that’s not possible, then to ensure that they go onto further education and employment.


WHY AND WHERE IN ENGLAND?

The Children’s Sanctuary will be in England simply because by being here, it can provide a much better, a more consistent, a more professional and a much higher quality service of care to the children and the highest level of transparency and accountability can be provided to the donors and regulators as well, in that you, any member of the public and relevant government and other regulators and stakeholders can carry out full and proper inspections, oversight and audits at any time. In short, the task of caring for these children can be done much better and in a more open, transparent, accountable and cost-effective manner here in England, than elsewhere.

The Children’s Sanctuary will be built on a suitable rural, brownfield location - away from residential areas – rather like a large, private boarding school, but where the onus is on care, with education coming secondary to that. The actual site will be selected in consultation with the relevant local authority and with the people residing near to the site.

WILL THIS NOT BE A DRAIN ON LOCAL AND NATIONAL GOVERNMENT RESOURCES?

The Children’s Sanctuary is a private endeavour – voluntarily funded by the public and socially aware organisations. It is not funded by local or national Government – thus, it would not be taking any valuable resources away from current or future Government schemes and services
, or have an adverse effect on the care of the elderly, homeless, etc or that of children and youth under the care of UK social services.

WILL THIS ENABLE ORPHANS TO REMAIN PERMANENTLY IN BRITAIN, OR ALLOW FAMILY MEMBERS OF ORPHANS TO COME TO BRITAIN, THUS INCREASING NET MIGRATION?

No, as the British Government would not be under any obligations to give permanent residency to any of the orphans under care (who will be allowed into the country on a temporary, humanitarian basis) or to any of their family members, or to provide any financial or material assistance to them under the UK benefits system. Thus, this would not contribute towards the permanent increase of net migration into the UK or put additional pressure on UK social housing and welfare services.

The Children's Sanctuary's objective is not to settle children under its care in Britain, but (as stated above) to act as the first stage of a multi stage process where the ultimate aim is to provide immediate care to refugee orphans and then to send them back to confirmed family members, if that’s not viable – then to arrange foster care for them (anywhere in the world, not just in Britain) and if that’s not possible, then to ensure that they go onto further education and employment. All of this will be carried out subject to the immigration regulations of the Country in which a child (or adult, if they reach the age of 18) will eventually be resettled.

REFUGEE ORPHANS FROM WHICH COUNTRY?

The Children’s Sanctuary is for any and all orphan refugees from anywhere in the world – not just ones from a particular country.

HOW WILL RADICALISATION BE PREVENTED?

The Children’s Sanctuary will ensure that no form of activity or education is carried out within its purview that leads to any form of radicalisation of any of the children under its care. To this end, all staff members will be fully vetted and will be professionally qualified for specific roles, with personal enhanced due diligence & Criminal Records Bureau (CRB)/Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS Barred Lists) checks carried out bi-annually.

The British Government’s Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted), which inspects and regulates services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages, will provide regular oversight of all education and care services provided and the Children’s Sanctuary will fully implement the British Governments Prevent Duty scheme.

WHY 1,000 CHILDREN?

The scale of the problem is vast and all of our combined efforts to tackle it needs to be meaningful. Looking after 1 child is immeasurably better than looking after none. Building a home to look after 50 children is better than looking after 49. If the Children’s Sanctuary builds a home from scratch, it can build it to look after as many children as practicable. Given sufficient funding and support from you, the public - it is not unrealistic to build a dedicated home for at least 1,000 children. The level of effort involved in doing this would be much greater of course, but the required underlying care system, processes, services and infrastructure would be the same if the Children’s Sanctuary were to look after just 50 children, but just greatly expanded when looking after 1,000. It is just a matter of funds and logistics (e.g. rather than hiring 1 professional care person, we will hire 10, etc).

Why not more than 1,000 children? Once the first home is built, the Children’s Sanctuary would be able to consider building other homes (either in the same location if possible, or in other locations). Thus, the Children’s Sanctuary is not limited to just looking after 1,000 children, as the potential to expand is there, subject to funding from you, the public. The Children’s Sanctuary's ultimate objective is look after many thousands of children in locations within Britain and also in other suitable countries as well.

WHAT IF SUFFICIENT FUNDS AREN'T RAISED?

Due to the urgency of the issues at hand, the Children’s Sanctuary is taking an incremental and modular approach to this endeavour, in that it will not wait until it raises enough money to build a residential centre for 1,000 children. Rather, it will move forward in providing immediate care services to these children in incremental, cumulative steps, as allowed by the amount of funds raised up to a certain point. This means that the use of temporary third-party premises and services will be availed (as allowed by capital and resource capacity available to it at any given moment) while separately, sufficient funds are raised to build the proposed centre.

PROGRESS THUS FAR

The Children’s Sanctuary is not built yet and needs to raise as much money as possible, as quickly as possible to build the proposed residential centre and support facilities and to pay for its operational costs – and also to start providing immediate care services to these children whilst sufficient funds are being raised to build this centre. Therefore, this is an open Ask (request for funding from the public), with no capped limits or deadlines.

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

Further information and answers to most questions related to the Children's Sanctuary are provided below in this section and also on other sections of this page (see menu box on the right; for mobiles, at the top). Please take a moment to review these.

Please also do not hesitate to email the Children's Sanctuary if you have any specific questions or queries which have not already been addressed here or on other sections of this page. The email of the Children’s Sanctuary team is: cs@regive.org
REMEMBER

You can’t help every one of these children, but by donating to and financially supporting the Children’s Sanctuary in other ways, you can at least help a substantial number of them, so please:

Give however little or as much as you can

SPREAD THE WORD

Please forward on this request for donations to the Children’s Sanctuary to all of your contacts on all of your social media and other contact lists - e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Email, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Instagram, etc – with your personal request for as many people as possible to make a donation – no matter how small.

If a lot of people give a little, it will enable the Children’s Sanctuary (magnified with your own help and support) to do a tremendous amount. The direct link for this Ask is:

https://regive.org/asks/view/childrens-sanctuary

FUNDED VOLUNTARILY BY YOU, THE PUBLIC

The Children's Sanctuary is funded through donations and other types of financial support from you - the general public - and from socially aware companies and organisations. It needs your direct and personal financial help – no matter how small – to provide a peaceful and safe haven for at least some orphaned children refugees who have thus far suffered, in their short lifetime, catastrophic loss and often brutal torment and suffering.

NOTE 1: This Crowdfunding platform does not charge any fees on any amounts raised. It is completely free to use. So if you give 100 to the Children's Sanctuary, then this is what it will receive, nothing less.

NOTE 2: To avoid any possible impressions that its services are directly funded by British taxpayers, the Children's Sanctuary will endeavour to operate with minimal recourse to government resources but will take advantage of whatever normal government assistance that is ordinarily provided.

Corporate giving, CSR funding and corporate sponsorships

Your company/organisation can provide funding to the Children’s Sanctuary as part of your corporate giving, CSR (corporate social responsibility) and social funding and/or as part of your general PR programme, via corporate sponsorships. To discuss these opportunities, please email
the Children’s Sanctuary team: cs@regive.org

Tax deductible and Gift Aided donations

The Children’s Sanctuary is not a charity but a humanitarian endeavour of a non-profit organisation, which itself is not a charity. All qualifying tax deductible and Gift Aided donations to the Children’s Sanctuary, therefore, will be received through partner UK, USA and other registered charities.

Direct support/sponsorship and monitoring

You (or your company/organisation) can directly and personally fund/sponsor the care of a particular child – and visit this child in person (with prior arrangement with us) whenever you want to and see their progress.


USE OF FUNDS

Where will your money go?

  • The building and operation of a modern, specially designed, full residential and support facilities on a suitable rural, brownfield location - away from residential areas - in England to care for up to 1,000 children, up to the age of 18. Accommodation and facilities will be mixed up to the age of 8 and then will be in two separate units, housing girls and boys separately.

BUILD COST

  • This is to be determined and will depend on the size and scale of the centre to be built, which ultimately depends on how much money the Children’s Sanctuary is able to raise from the public (within a reasonable time frame).

OBJECTIVES OF THE CHILDREN'S SANCTUARY

One of the primary objectives of the Children’s Sanctuary is to provide a means to allow the orphaned children under care to eventually be fostered or adopted by suitable families (from anywhere in the world), or for the children to go onto higher education or employment after adulthood.

PRIMARY CARE:

  • A warm and welcoming home with full and complete life/living support (food, clothing, education, medical care, stewardship, counselling, social development, etc) for up to 1,000 orphaned refugee children, primarily under the age of 16 (but up to the age of 18).
  • In-house education: nursery to advanced/further education levels.
  • Relevant faith based education: based on professional advice. Each child will be educated in the faith they were born in. If we know that a child is from a family that has no faith or we don’t know what their parental faith was, we will not give that child any faith based education. However, if we know the faith of the child’s parents, it is a moral duty on us to continue giving that child the basic teachings of that faith (no matter what it is). This is because we cannot decide that we will not teach a child their parental faith just because we may not have the same faith (or lack thereof), because to do so would be to deprive that child the faith education that their parents would have provided to them – and we have no right to deny this to the child just because we are looking after them. We will balance all faith based education with normal education as provided in British schools under Ofsted.
  • In-house primary health clinic/GP, professional counsellors, etc. Only urgent/emergency care will be provided by the UK’s National Health Service (NHS).
  • External medical services by private health service/hospital.

POST CARE:


  • Return to confirmed birth family (e.g. grandparents, uncles, etc) from place of origin (or wherever they may be) if and when suitable.
  • Fostering and adoption to qualified families across the world, if return to confirmed birth family is not feasible.
  • If neither of the above is achievable, then care up to legal adulthood and then either progress onto external education (e.g. colleges and universities), anywhere in the world, with costs being provided by the Re-Give Foundation [accommodation provided privately or by the relevant educational institution], Or
  • Placement in suitable employment/apprenticeships, etc, anywhere in the world, with any costs being provided by the Re-Give Foundation [accommodation provided privately, by the employer or by trusted third parties].

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE | BOARD OF MANAGEMENT

The Children’s Sanctuary is not a charity but a humanitarian endeavour of the Re-Give Foundation (a division of the UK based non-profit organisation, Re-Give Global, which also operates this, open, free-to-use global Crowdfunding, Crowdsourcing, Crowd Commerce and Payments platform). Please see this link for further information about Re-Give and the people and resources behind the Children’s Sanctuary:

https://regive.org/content/information-centre/#about-us


FINANCIAL AND OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT

Safety and integrity of funds raised, financial prudence, cost control, proper application of funds, financial and operational accountability and transparency:

  • 100% of all funds raised will be used for the purposes of the Children's Sanctuary (e.g. immediate care services, build and operation of the centre, etc).
  • All funds raised are held in segregated (client) bank accounts with Barclays Bank in the UK.
  • Full financial and management accounts and financial transactions published online for public inspection.
  • Clear financial and accountancy oversight: full annual financial and operational audit by PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) – one of the largest auditors in the world.
  • Regular management audits by the US based independent charity evaluator, Give Well (www.givewell.org).
  • All costs and expenditures based on open market prices and subject to public review.
  • In the UK: Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and Charity Commission audits for Gift Aided donations.
  • In the USA: Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audit for tax deductible donations.

INDEPENDENT REGULATION, SERVICE AUDIT AND OVERSIGHT BY:

  • The British Government’s Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted), which inspects and regulates services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages.
  • The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

SELECTION AND ENTRY INTO THE UK

All children cared for by the Children’s Sanctuary will be officially recognised as orphans who are refugees (and allowed into the UK) by the British Government.


SERVICE DELIVERY
FRAMEWORK

The Children's Sanctuary will be working in conjunction with:

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
The British Government’s

  • Cabinet Office
  • The Department for International Development (DfID)
  • The Home Office (HO) > UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)
  • The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)
  • The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted)
  • Relevant Local Government Authority

DAY-TO-DAY OPERATIONS

Operational staff


All staff members will be professionally qualified for specific roles, with personal enhanced due diligence & Criminal Records Bureau (CRB)/Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS Barred Lists) checks carried out bi-annually. Advertisement for roles will be made open and public and anyone with the right qualifications, expertise and experience can apply.

Operational management

Highly experienced individuals will be appointed by the Re-Give Foundation to manage the Children's Sanctuary. Advertisements for roles will be made public and anyone with the right qualifications, expertise and experience can apply.

Onsite, in-house security

Will be provided by Sodexo - one of the UK's leading secure outsourcing group:

http://uk.sodexo.com/uken/services/on-site/corporate/security.aspx

3rd party spot check/oversight

  • The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Public access:


You and any members of the general public will always be welcome to carry out viewing and inspections of the centre and its management at any time (by prior appointment).


CHILD SAFETY AND PROTECTION

At the very centre of the Children’s Sanctuary’s purpose is the ever-present need to ensure the safety, security and the provision of proper attentiveness and the high quality and standards of care to the children under its protection (i.e. the prevention of abuse, neglect, mistreatment and maltreatment is of paramount importance). To this end, all processes and procedures will be implemented in accordance with Ofsted regulations to ensure high standards of safety and security.

FURTHER INFORMATION

There are other information related to the Children's Sanctuary on other sections of this page (see menu box on the right; for mobiles, at the top). Please take a moment to review these.

Please also do not hesitate to email the Children's Sanctuary if you have any specific questions or queries which have not already been addressed here or on other sections of this page. The email of the Children’s Sanctuary team is: cs@regive.org

You can also see the FAQ section relating to Re-Give to understand more about what Re-Give is and what it does:

SPREAD THE WORD

Please forward on this request for donations to the Children’s Sanctuary to all of your contacts on all of your social media and other contact lists - e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Email, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Instagram, etc – with your personal request for as many people as possible to make a donation – no matter how small.

If a lot of people give a little, it will enable the Children’s Sanctuary (magnified with your own help and support) to do a tremendous amount. The direct link for this Ask is:

https://regive.org/asks/view/childrens-sanctuary


DO SOMETHING WITH REAL SOCIAL IMPACT


Leave a great, lasting and honourable legacy that you and your family (or company/organisation) can be proud of.


The Children’s Sanctuary will give every child under its care a chance to survive, thrive and prosper – to live a normal, happy and decent life - but it can't do this with you.

You can’t help every one of these young orphaned refugees, but by donating to and financially supporting the Children’s Sanctuary in other ways, you can at least help a substantial number of them, so, again, please:

Give however little or as much as you can. Thank you

Our Social Actions


Social Action: Caring for up to 1,000 young, orphaned refugees

Type: Civil Society

Location: Global


The Children’s Sanctuary will give every child under its care a chance to survive, thrive and prosper – to live a normal, happy and decent life (to the full extent possible, given their personal circumstances).

Its Social Action is clear, unambiguous, demonstrable and measurable and the actual social impact that the Children’s Sanctuary will deliver won't be just immediate, but will last for a lifetime for each of the young, innocent orphaned refugee child cared for.

And, it has a cascading positive effect on society in general.

Our Offer to You


The Children’s Sanctuary can't offer you a financial reward, but it does give you a clear and present opportunity to reach out the hand of humanity and compassion to young, innocent orphaned refugee children and to leave an honourable legacy that you and your family (or company/organisation) can be proud of – and the long term virtuous benefits of which are immeasurable.

All of the world’s major faiths exhort its adherents to look after orphans – but, even if you are not a religious person – the imperative to care and support orphans, particularly ones that are in dire need, is something that is a natural part of our humanity.

The Children’s Sanctuary is a tremendously gratifying endeavour for all those involved – and you are welcome to be a part of this.

All About Us


The Children’s Sanctuary is not a charity but a humanitarian endeavour of the Re-Give Foundation (a division of the UK based non-profit organisation, Re-Give Global, which also operates this, open, free-to-use global Crowdfunding, Crowdsourcing, Crowd Commerce and Payments platform) to enable all of us, the global crowd of people and organisations - to do what we can, to do what is possible - to help and care for orphaned refugees.

The Children’s Sanctuary is building a private, non-profit, non-commercial, non-governmental residential centre in Chelmsford, Essex, England; devoted to the care of young orphans who are refugees – children whose biological parents are deceased or otherwise unable or unwilling to care for them and who, for reasons of safety and well-being, are no longer in their country of birth – and which are allowed into the UK by the British Government.

The Children’s Sanctuary will be a place of safety and security, with planned accommodation and support facilities to care for up to 1,000 orphaned refugee children, primarily under the age of 16 (but up to the age of 18), with full education and primary medical care provided within the centre.

Play the video above or see the image below (open in new tab/window) to understand more about Re-Give and see this link for further information:

https://regive.org/content/information-centre/#about-us

Contact Details

Children’s Sanctuary
Re-Give Foundation
Holly House, 220 New London Road
Chelmsford
Essex
CM2 9AE
United Kingdom

Email: cs@regive.org

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WANT TO KNOW MORE?

Further information and answers to most questions related to the Children's Sanctuary are provided in the section titled ‘About Our Ask’ and also on other sections of this page (see menu box on the right; for mobiles, at the top). Please take a moment to review these.

Please also do not hesitate to email the Children's Sanctuary if you have any specific questions or queries which have not already been addressed here or on other sections of this page. The email of the Children’s Sanctuary team is: cs@regive.org

You can also see the FAQ section relating to Re-Give to understand more about what Re-Give is and what it does:

https://regive.org/content/information-centre/#faqs-2
Credits and acknowledgements for use of images and videos

The Children’s Sanctuary is a non-profit, non-commercial endeavour and all images and videos not owned by it are used in good faith and on the assumption that their legal owners would empathise with the Children’s Sanctuary’s overall aims and objectives and would be happy for their material to be used in this context. However, if you are a legal owner of any image or video used here and would like these to be removed, please email cs@regive.org

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