- This is the blog of the ‘Migrant Children in the UK‘ project at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford.
Category Archives: fieldwork experiences
Having the opportunity to get feedback on the report ‘No way out, no way in: Irregular migrant children and families in the UK’ by policy makers, activists and civil servants was exciting. Baroness Hamwee, our host at the House of Lords, welcomed … Continue reading
Today we are launching the report ‘No way out, no way in: Irregular migrant children and families in the UK’ at the House of Lords, Committee Room 1 (3.30-5pm). The list of participants is an excellent balance of politicians, academics, … Continue reading
In response to the recent decision of the children’s charity Barnardo’s to collaborate with government in the new immigration centres for children and families awaiting deportation, Sir Al Aynsley-Green, former Children’s Commissioner, has urged in a commentary piece on Open Democracy … Continue reading
The collection of interviews is almost completed. A few more are scattered in the next week or so, but from today the main task becomes ‘analysis’. We have got roughly two subsets of interviews; for each of them we will … Continue reading
After a morning spent at the British Red Cross, we went to Somaga, a Nigerian restaurant not far from New Street Rail Station for lunch. Apparently, ‘Somaga’ is the only Nigerian restaurant in town (this is what an interviewee told … Continue reading
In the last few weeks we have met several support organisations and service providers. Severe funding cuts and lack of clarity on the policy agenda for migrant children of the coalition government are a cause of great concern for front line workers. Anxiety for … Continue reading