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dc.contributor.authorConnolly, Helenen
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-12T12:11:14Z
dc.date.available2016-12-12T12:11:14Z
dc.date.issued2014-12-01
dc.identifier.citationConnolly H (2014) '‘For a while out of orbit’: listening to what unaccompanied asylum-seeking/refugee children in the UK say about their rights and experiences in private foster care', Adoption and Fostering, 38 (4), pp.331-345.en
dc.identifier.issn0308-5759
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0308575914553360
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/621874
dc.description.abstractThere is little in the existing refugee or child welfare literature on the circumstances and needs of unaccompanied asylum-seeking and refugee children living in private foster care in the UK. This article reports on what these young people themselves have to say about their experiences of such placements. Their stories have been extrapolated from the findings of a narrative-based research project with 29 unaccompanied asylum-seeking children that explored the ways in which they perceived and experienced the rights of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC, 1989). The findings suggest the existence of a negative relationship between these rights and systems of monitoring and protection in the UK, and the vulnerability of unaccompanied children in private foster care to neglect, material hardship, abuse and exploitation.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSAGEen
dc.relation.urlhttp://aaf.sagepub.com/content/38/4/331.abstracten
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dc.subjectunaccompanied asylum-seeking childrenen
dc.subjectrefugee childrenen
dc.subjectchildren’s rightsen
dc.subjectUnited Nations Convention on the Rights of the Childen
dc.subjectprivate foster careen
dc.subjectasylum seeking childrenen
dc.subjectasylum seekersen
dc.subjectunaccompanied asylum seeking childrenen
dc.subjectL400 Social Policyen
dc.title‘For a while out of orbit’: listening to what unaccompanied asylum-seeking/refugee children in the UK say about their rights and experiences in private foster careen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.identifier.journalAdoption and Fosteringen
dc.date.updated2016-12-12T12:03:54Z
html.description.abstractThere is little in the existing refugee or child welfare literature on the circumstances and needs of unaccompanied asylum-seeking and refugee children living in private foster care in the UK. This article reports on what these young people themselves have to say about their experiences of such placements. Their stories have been extrapolated from the findings of a narrative-based research project with 29 unaccompanied asylum-seeking children that explored the ways in which they perceived and experienced the rights of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC, 1989). The findings suggest the existence of a negative relationship between these rights and systems of monitoring and protection in the UK, and the vulnerability of unaccompanied children in private foster care to neglect, material hardship, abuse and exploitation.


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