Protecting Children

In Thailand, we work with children, adolescents and youth, their families, communities, national authorities, and other international and local organizations.  

Depending on your situation, we can help with the following services:

  • Birth registration counselling and support (for children born in Thailand)
  • Classes to prepare children who do not speak Thai for public school admission
  • Enrollment support and school materials for children who attend Thai public schools
  • Psychosocial support for children facing emotional or mental health difficulties
  • Family tracing for separated or unaccompanied children
  • Intervention with authorities in the case of arrest or detention to ensure children are not detained
  • Home visits and case management for especially vulnerable children

ALL services provided by UNHCR or any of its partners are FREE of charge.

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I’m under 18. Am I allowed to contact UNHCR? 👧🏽👦🏽

Yes, you are! 😊 If you need information or support from UNHCR, you can contact us by email 📧 or by phone 📞. It’s a good idea to talk to your parents or a trusted adult first, but you can also contact us on your own. Make sure you tell us your name, age, and your phone 📞or email address @, or any other way to get in touch with you. It’s also a good idea to tell us the names of your parents if they are  in Thailand with you. If you are not with your parents, you can also tell us that.


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I’m staying in Thailand without my parents. Can UNHCR help me find them or other people in my family? 🔍 👶🏽👧🏽👦🏽👩🏽👱🏽‍♂️👩🏽‍🦳👨🏽‍🦳

It’s not always easy or possible to find people who are missing, or to get families back together, but children have a right to be with their parents and family. If you are not with your parents, it’s a good idea to let us know so that we can help you stay safe in Thailand. We can also try to help you find them and get in touch with them.

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I am not going to school right now, but I would like to. How can I get help to go to school? 🏫📚

Every child has a right to go to school. Thailand has a policy of “Education for all” and every child has access to free education at a Thai school. If you don’t speak Thai, we can help you get ready with our Thai Learning Intensive Programme.

➡️ If you need more information or assistance, you can get in touch with the Bangkok Refugee Center (BRC) 📞 📧 📱🏢.

Someone has hurt me, or I am afraid that they will. What should I do?

No one has the right to abuse, neglect or mistreat any child – not even their parents, relatives or teachers. If someone has hurt you or touched you in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable, or if you are afraid that someone will, there are some organisations can help you. If you contact UNHCR, we will do our best to help you.

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