Join with Avaaz to save the Calais children


What’s happening?

Terrified children are trapped in a refugee camp in Calais that a judge said was a “living hell”. Children are being left at risk of violence and exploitation in the camp, amid mass overcrowding. Numbers have recently reached an all-time high of almost 10,000 refugees. People are outraged by shocking scenes of refugees and migrants from the camp desperately trying to get on to trucks bound for Britain. Thousands of unaccompanied refugee children are going missing across Europe and our government is breaking its promise to bring them to the UK to reunite with their families.

Avaaz’s efforts

Right now, these kids are suffering “squalor, destitution and desperation” in Calais because the government is dragging its feet. If we urgently build a huge public push, we can get these 300 frightened children here before school starts!

Avaaz empowers millions of people from all walks of life to take action on pressing global, regional and national issues, from corruption and poverty to conflict and climate change. The Avaaz community campaigns in 15 languages, served by a core team on 6 continents and thousands of volunteers. We take action — signing petitions, funding media campaigns and direct actions, emailing, calling and lobbying governments, and organizing “offline” protests and events — to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people inform the decisions that affect us all. Underlying Avaaz campaigns is a set of values—the conviction that we are all human beings first, and privileged with responsibilities to each other, to future generations, and to the planet.

Supporting Avaaz

Phoenix Rising For Children (PRFC) is an accredited out-of-home or foster care agency providing services in Sydney, including the greater metropolitan areas, Central Coast and parts of the Hunter region of NSW, Australia. PRFC was founded in 2001 to provide quality foster care to children and young people in NSW, including contemporary, quality, family-based foster care and effective and specialist support services to children and young people and their families. PRFC operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

Have you considered fostering a young one? PRFC undertakes regular planning and evaluation and has a focus on personal development and training. We are always interested in hearing from those passionate about making a meaningful difference for a child in foster care or a family requiring assistance. If you would like to become a foster carer and join our team providing effective and meaningful care to children and young people, please contact us!

We also provide family contact services, and these specialize in contact supervision for children in out of home care with their parents and other significant family members.

We can be reached at

Learn more about our foster care agency in NSW at

How you can help

Take action today to save the Calais children. Send your message to the Prime Minister.

“The government promised to help the thousands of unaccompanied refugee children in Europe. 300 are stuck in Calais, hoping to join family here and start school, but they’ve been left to fend for themselves. You spoke about social justice on entering Downing Street. With the new school term only weeks away, you can show that you mean it. Rescue the Calais children from this ‘living hell’ in time for the new school term.”



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