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Into the unknown: children’s journeys through the asylum process

Pinter, Ilona (2012) Into the unknown: children’s journeys through the asylum process. . The Children's Society, London, UK.

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Each year around 3,000 unaccompanied children claim asylum in the UK. Most come from countries which are in a state of chaos, endemic violence or with well-documented human rights abuses, such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sri Lanka and Eritrea. These young people survive mass killings, escape from being recruited as child soldiers and experience the death of loved ones. For some, their journey to safety is extremely dangerous and they experience exploitation, violence and abuse along the way The process of claiming asylum is very complicated and confusing for children who seek protection in the UK on their own. Although we have seen improvements in recent years, for many of the young people The Children’s Society works with, the process remains frightening and bewildering. The trauma they have suffered prior to arriving in the UK and the difficulties they experience in seeking protection as well as acclimatising to a new culture, language and way of life, all have a significant impact on their well-being.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
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Additional Information: © 2012 The Children's Society
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2023 08:15
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 13:35

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