Children and Families Across Borders (CFAB)
Children and Families Across Borders (CFAB) is a unique charity which identifies and protects the ever-increasing number of children and families in the UK who are separated across international borders as a result of trafficking, abduction, conflict, migration, divorce and asylum.
CFAB acts as a lifeline to these children. They are the only charity in the UK providing expert advice and guidance, skilled professional services, and emotional support for anyone in these desperate personal circumstances. The mission is to advocate for these children and vulnerable individuals by ensuring that their best interests are paramount and that their right to family life is respected.
They protect vulnerable children separated from their families across international borders
More children are on the move today than at any time since the Second World War. More children in the UK are born into multinational families than ever before. In an increasingly globalised world, increasing numbers of children are finding themselves separated from their families across international borders. This includes children whose parents have died and have relatives overseas, children who have been trafficked or exploited and children who are travelling as unaccompanied refugees.
Most children in these circumstances end up in care systems which are unsuitable for their long-term needs. Children and Families Across Borders makes sure they have the best possible chance of being reunited with their families.
As the only UK charity with a children’s international social work team, and the UK’s only member of the International Social Service network, they can alert social services and professionally assess long-term care options for children in the UK and over 120 countries.
CFAB believes that all children should have the opportunity to enjoy their right to a family life wherever possible, and be protected from abuse and exploitation, regardless of where they are from. The work has been transforming children’s lives for over 60 years and has never been more relevant.See more