Charity recognised for helping children settle in Scotland

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The Multi-Cultural Family Base picked up an award for its Safe Haven project last week

13th June 2018 by Gareth Jones 0 Comments

A charity has been praised for its work in helping children settle in Scotland.

The Multi-Cultural Family Base is celebrating after winning an award at the 2018 Scottish Social Services Awards (SSSA) for Excellence in Children's Services.

The charity was selected for its Safe Haven project, which supports newly arrived children and families who have come to Edinburgh under the United Nations vulnerable persons’ resettlement scheme.

The project was selected as joint winner along with the Play is Our Work project, which is run by Broxburn Family Centre.

Safe Haven project worker Emma Watt said: "We are delighted to win an award for Excellence in Children's Services for our Safe Haven project, and so proud of our amazing team from Ireland, Aleppo and Gaza.

“Most of all, however, we are proud of the Syrian Yazidi, Syrian Kurdish and Syrian Arab children who continue to inspire us with their resilience, strength and creativity in building their new lives in Edinburgh."

The Scottish Social Services Awards took place at the Mansfield Traquair Centre in Edinburgh on 6 June, and was hosted by early years minister Maree Todd.

She said: “We’re proud to support the Scottish Social Services Awards – it is an excellent opportunity to highlight the work of dedicated people who work across social services.

“By the very nature of their profession, many people and organisations who work in the sector go the extra mile for service users, so the finalists will be made up of a very impressive list.”