Safeguarding Children from Abroad: Refugee, Asylum Seeking and Trafficked Children in the UK (Google eBook)

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Emma Kelly, Farhat Bokhari
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Dec 15, 2011 - Social Science - 176 pages
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Children from abroad who are alone in the UK are vulnerable and at increased risk of harm without the care and protection of their parents or caregivers. They may be unaccompanied asylum seekers, refugees, or victims of trafficking. This book examines the issues and problems faced by these children, what their needs are, and how these needs should be met in order to ensure their effective safeguarding. It demonstrates that these children often receive a different level of service to children who are UK citizens, and examines how these gaps in services can be addressed. Chapters cover the identification and age assessment of separated children, accommodation provision, private fostering, mental health, detention and returns, and the role of the guardian. Case studies and best practice points are included throughout the book. This important book will be essential reading for all those who encounter separated children, including social workers, counsellors, health care professionals and those working in the voluntary sector.
  

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Contents

Introduction
8
Policy and Legislation
20
2 Identification of Separated Children in the UK
37
3 Asylum Age Disputes and the Process of Age Assessment
54
4 Safe Accommodation for Separated Children
68
Private Fostering
84
6 Safeguarding the Mental Health of Separated Children
100
7 Return of Separated Children to Countries of Origin
118
8 Listening to Separated Children
135
9 The Role of the Guardian for Separated Children
152
Glossary
164
List of Acts
167
Subject Index
171
Author Index
175
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