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Resources for hosts

Advice for sponsors (hosts)


Information, advice and links to valuable resources

on all aspects of sponsoring

Farnham Homes for Ukraine :

Haslemere for Ukraine:

Being a sponsor:


Homes for Ukraine: sponsor guidance - GOV.UK (

 The Sanctuary Foundation – video about hosting and how to welcome families


Guide from Surrey County Council:

Waverley Borough Council:

Applying to schools:

How do families arriving from Ukraine apply for a school place and childcare? / Як родинам, що приїжджають з України, подавати заяви на отримання місць у школі та допомоги з оплати послуг з догляду за дитиною? - The Education Hub (

School admissions - Surrey County Council (


Ukrainians fleeing war granted free access to NHS healthcare - GOV.UK (

Learning Ukrainian:

Safeguarding advice:

If you need advice about any aspects of safeguarding/child protection, there is a team of Churt-based individuals who can help you.  Email for more information.

Remember if a child is in danger, call the police immediately on 999. If you are worried about a child or about someone’s behaviour towards a child, you can contact:


  • Local Police. If a child is in immediate danger, call 999. If not, all police forces have other ways in which you can get in touch, including using 101 or online reporting.

  • Children’s Social Services. You can also get in touch with your local Children’s Services and contact details will be found online or through local telephone directories.

  • NCA-CEOP Command (Child Exploitation and Online Protection). CEOP is part of the National Crime Agency, the UK’s national police agency, particularly tackling offenders who use online technology to abuse children. If you are worried about someone’s behaviour towards a child online, you can report this at

  • Contact the NSPCC Helpline – 0808 800 5000. The NSPCC is the UK’s leading charity dedicated to stopping child abuse. You can email them at


Accommodation checks:   


Homes for Ukraine online portal: Safeguarding and accommodation checks (


Both the host and the family receive a small payment.   Families receive a small payment  (£200 on arrival) and hosts can expect £350 pcm as a contribution to their costs.  Many of our families will need bank accounts.  More advice to follow shortly. 

We recently heard that Nat-West have made it much easier to open an account, see:

Ukrainian Refugees | NatWest Bank Accounts

Free English lessons online:

Welcome guide for Ukrainians

Welcome: a guide for Ukrainians arriving in the UK - GOV.UK (

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