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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/600861
Title:
Protecting asylum seeking children on the move
Authors:
Kohli, Ravi K.S.
Abstract:
This paper considers the ways that children seeking asylum can be assisted to make sense of movement in their lives as forced migrants, and to find a sense of “home” in a foreign country after arrival, even if their stay in that country is temporary. It explores the proposition that movement happens in three dimensions – as geographical displacement, as the passage of time, and as psychological and maturational change. While acknowledging the utility of using the 1951 Refugee Convention as a defence against children’s persecution, the paper suggests that the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child offers a wider framework for considering asylum seeking children’s life-long well-being. Within the UNCRC’s design, an example of a Guardianship service in Scotland is used to track movement across three domains of practice – when processing an asylum claim, providing welfare, and regenerating social networks. The paper considers that offering protection is not just a shield against persecution, but also an embrace that makes children feel “at home”.
Citation:
Kohli, R. K. S. (2014) 'Protecting Asylum Seeking Children on the Move' Revue Européenne Des Migrations Internationales, 30 (1) 83–104.
Publisher:
Université de Poitiers
Journal:
Revue Européenne Des Migrations Internationales
Issue Date:
2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/600861
Additional Links:
http://remi.revues.org/6768?lang=en
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1777-5418
Appears in Collections:
Tilda Goldberg Centre for Social Work and Social Care

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKohli, Ravi K.S.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-08T12:23:28Zen
dc.date.available2016-03-08T12:23:28Zen
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.identifier.citationKohli, R. K. S. (2014) 'Protecting Asylum Seeking Children on the Move' Revue Européenne Des Migrations Internationales, 30 (1) 83–104.en
dc.identifier.issn1777-5418en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/600861en
dc.description.abstractThis paper considers the ways that children seeking asylum can be assisted to make sense of movement in their lives as forced migrants, and to find a sense of “home” in a foreign country after arrival, even if their stay in that country is temporary. It explores the proposition that movement happens in three dimensions – as geographical displacement, as the passage of time, and as psychological and maturational change. While acknowledging the utility of using the 1951 Refugee Convention as a defence against children’s persecution, the paper suggests that the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child offers a wider framework for considering asylum seeking children’s life-long well-being. Within the UNCRC’s design, an example of a Guardianship service in Scotland is used to track movement across three domains of practice – when processing an asylum claim, providing welfare, and regenerating social networks. The paper considers that offering protection is not just a shield against persecution, but also an embrace that makes children feel “at home”.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversité de Poitiersen
dc.relation.urlhttp://remi.revues.org/6768?lang=enen
dc.subjectchild protectionen
dc.subjectasylum seeking childrenen
dc.subjectguardianshipen
dc.subjectUNCRCen
dc.subjectL500 Social Worken
dc.titleProtecting asylum seeking children on the moveen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalRevue Européenne Des Migrations Internationalesen
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