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When maternity doesn’t matter

This excellent video offers an overview of the findings of the recently completed joint research project carried out by the Refugee Council and Maternity Action on the experience of maternity among asylum seeking mothers. Dowload the full report.

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Kidi’s story

Dramatisation based on interviews collected for the research project ‘Undocumented children and families in the UK’ carried out at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford. The research was funded by the Barrow Cadbury Trust. The … Continue reading

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No way out, no way in: Migrant children fall through the net

An estimated 120,000 children living in the UK without legal immigration status are at risk of destitution, exploitation and social exclusion because of contradictory and frequently changing rules and regulations which jeopardise their access to healthcare, education, protection by the … Continue reading

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Last resort or first resort? Immigration detention of children in the UK

BID and The Children’s Society have published a new report on detention of children, titled ‘Last resort or first resort? Immigration detention of children in the UK.’ Download the report and executive summary here. The report is based on detailed … Continue reading

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‘London, London’ – Caetano Veloso and the experience of exile

I use this song in my teaching on refugees and forced migration. I think it captures the sense of in-betweenness and saudade (a nostalgia for what is no longer there) that is so common among those who leave their country of origin. It is central … Continue reading

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Detention repackaged

Listen to Prof Heaven Crawley debating on the alternative to child detentetion and the involvement of Bernardo’s in running welfare services at a new detention centre on BBC Radio 4 Today programme.

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Child migrants, mental health and the immigration system

Discussing issues related to mental health disorders among irregular migrant children with a senior healthcare professional in Birmingham, we asked if the way the immigration system operates may be one of them. She explains:   “[…] Yes, without a doubt. … Continue reading

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