creative mentor network event

Creative Mentor Network – Understanding Lived Experiences of Children from Overseas (UASC) 20th June 2024

  • Thursday 20th June 2024 at 4:00pm - 6:30pm
  • FREE for Creative Mentors (RRP £35 per person)
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This session is only for Creative Mentors on The Mighty Creatives’ Creative Mentoring Pool.


In response to the Creative Mentoring Support Survey, we have worked hard to craft a training programme that responds to the needs of the Creative Mentors. We hope you find the sessions inspiring.

This is the first part in a 2 part series, exploring the experiences of children from overseas, as well as best practice when working with them.

Context of the Session

As a country, children from overseas (also known as Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children) make up a large population of our cohort of care experienced children and young people.

It’s important to note as Creative Mentors that we may be working with a young person who identifies as a Child from Overseas and it’s important we have some understanding of what their lived experiences may have been, and how these differ from our understandings of other care experienced children and young people.

Whilst our approach will be similar, we need to understand the nuances.

In this session, you will explore

  • What the term UASC means, in the context of our work and wider world,
  • The different and common lived experiences of UASC/children from overseas,
  • The processes upon which a UASC young person has to navigate and go through,
  • A brief insight into the differences and similarities between care experienced CYP from the UK and those from overseas,
  • The challenges you may face as a Creative Mentor.

The second session will break down theories and approaches behind working with UASC young people and how you can adopt these within your practice.

We hope by the end of the session

You will have a clearer understanding on what is meant by the term ‘UASC’ and a clearer understanding of some of the potential lived experiences and their impacts.


Any questions, please email


Thursday 20th June 2024


16:00 – 18:30


Online – Zoom

Additional Information

Please log onto Zoom 5 minutes before the start time to enable a prompt start to the session.

Booking for this will close on 13th June – so book early to avoid disappointment.