Tag Archives: healthcare

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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No way out, no way in: key findings

Download: Research report; Executive Summary

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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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Health status and legal status

Extract from the forthcoming the report No way out, no way in: Irregular migrant children and families in the UK by Nando Sigona and Vanessa Hughes Meeting the health needs of a growing and super-diverse foreign-born population in the UK is … Continue reading

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A universal healthcare system doesn’t need GP border guards

Report by Christian Duffin for PULSE Government guidance requiring GPs to ask for documentary proof of new patients’ identity and address has been placed under review amid claims it could deny healthcare to vulnerable patients. It comes after an investigation by … Continue reading

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Children in UK immigration detention

The new report by The Children’s Society,  ‘What Have I Done? The experiences of children and families in UK immigration detention’, examines the experiences of 32 families detained prior to the coalition’s pledge, in May 2010, to end the immigration detention of … 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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PICUM: Preventing undocumented women and children from accesing health care

via @migrants_rights A report of the European Parliament hearing entitled “Preventing undocumented Women and Children from Accesing health Care: fostering health inequalities in Europe” has been posted on the PICUM website, detailing the hearing and the presentations of the speakers as … Continue reading

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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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HUMA’s inventory of the legislations on access to healthcare in the EU

The Health for Undocumented Migrants and Asylum Seekers network (HUMA) is publishing a first comparative inventory of the legislations in 10 European countries on access to health care for undocumented migrants and asylum seekers. Read the Full Report.

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