When were you first allowed to go to the local shop on your own or walk to school without a parent or carer?
Many of the young people that ICN looks after have faced high levels of vulnerability and trauma. Whether it be separation from family and friends, experiencing a new culture, or having witnessed scenes that no child should ever see.
Choolip’s story is typical to the experiences of children seeking asylum alone. Separated from his parents and caregivers, he was forced to flee his home country; all before he would have been old enough to get a driving licence in the UK.
Watch his story below.