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No way out, no way in: key findings

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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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With children you need plan B, C, D, E, F

Jose lives in London with his wife and two daughters, 4 and 5 years old. Originally from Brazil, he has been in the UK for nearly a decade. The girls were born in London. Jose explains how having them has changed his life … Continue reading

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Sleeping on the floor

Marcela came to the UK in her twenties to forget a difficult marriage. Initially she had a short-term tourist visa, she then went back to Brazil and applied successfully for a student visa. After 4 years as a student, her … Continue reading

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Welcome to school! Key resources for new migrants and refugees

Social Policy Research Centre (Middlesex University) has just published a report on migrant and refugee children in Britain’s schools, including a guide for newly arrived parents to help them understand the English school system. Newly arrived migrant and refugee children in the … Continue reading

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Triple vulnerability: the lives of Britain’s undocumented migrant children

Undocumented migrant children stand at the crossroads of different and conflicting policy agendas. The unresolved tension between commitments to protect children’s rights and to securing borders is embedded in government policies and is shaping the everyday lives in Britain of … Continue reading

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‘Two brains are better than one’ (Salman)

Salman is 14 years old Kurdish boy. He travalled to Britain alone from Iran a year ago. He met Janroj Keles in London at the end of August. Who do you turn to for help and advice, Janroj asked. Maybe will talk … Continue reading

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