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NCJ Number: 236831 Find in a Library
Title: Working to Ensure Safety, Belonging and Success for Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children
Journal: Child Abuse Review  Volume:20  Issue:5  Dated:September - October 2011  Pages:311-323
Author(s): Ravi K.S. Kohli
Date Published: 2011
Page Count: 13
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This paper explores what is known about ways to ensure the safety of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children.
Abstract: This paper considers what safety, belonging and success mean to children and young people who seek asylum alone within richer nations. These three elements are conceptualized, taking account of journeys away from their countries of origin towards a sense of ‘home’ in a new country. The conceptual map is then used to frame existing research to establish what is known, and what needs to be further examined in understanding the ways in which the three elements are manifest when permanent resettlement, temporary admission and enforced return are all possible outcomes of an asylum claim. The paper concludes that the state of knowledge is currently uncertain in relation to each element, with some good evidence of safety and belonging in the context of permanent resettlement and relatively poor understanding of success when children and young people are forced to return away from the country of asylum. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Child abuse
Index Term(s): Child abuse prevention; Child Protection; Child protection laws; Child protection services; Foreign legal aid services; Trafficking in Persons; Victims in foreign countries
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