Children and Migration

Millions of children around the world are affected by migration.  This includes girls and boys who migrate within and between countries (usually with their families but sometimes on their own), as well as children ‘left behind’ when their parents or caregivers migrate in search of economic opportunities.  Be it forced or voluntary, by adults or children, migration affects children’s care situations and can entail risks to their protection.

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Joanne M. Chiedi, Acting Inspector General - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General,

The authors of this review from the U.S. Office of Inspector General conducted qualitative analysis to identify the most significant challenges that facilities faced in addressing the mental health needs of children in the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) custody.

BRIDGE project ,

This manual provides guidance on how to train up to 60 youth, ages 16-24, from four project countries with the goal of increasing awareness and understanding of gender-based violence (GBV) amongst children and youth on the move.

BRIDGE project,

The focus of this training is on building the knowledge and capacity of care professionals from Greece, Belgium, Malta and Romania to prevent, identify and respond to gender-based violence (GBV) affecting children and youth on the move, including unaccompanied minors.

Mokoene Ziphora Kearabetswe & Khunou Grace - Critical Social Policy,

Through a thematic content analysis of qualitative interviews with members of migrants’ families, this article illustrates that in the context of internal labour migration, family responsibilities shift in ways that make unemployed grandmothers in South Africa who do not receive the Old Age Grant vulnerable.

Jim Wade - Child & Family Social Work,

This paper [from the Child & Family Social Work special issue on teenagers in foster care] reports findings from the first UK study into tthe experiences of unaccompanied asylum‐seeking young people in the UK, describing issues arising from initial assessment and preparation for fostering and the ways in which young people and foster carers adjusted to their lives together.

Mia Stange, Brett Stark - The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics,

This paper reviews and contributes to evolving analyses of the public health, legal, and ethical consequences of immigration policy.

Guro B Omland & Agnes Andenas - Qualitative Social Work,

Without access to their own families, how do young, unaccompanied refugee minors re-establish their social lives in ways that facilitate a sense of togetherness in their everyday lives during resettlement? This question was approached by exploring young persons’ creation of relational practices and the kinds of sociomaterial conditions that seemed to facilitate the evolvement of these practices in Norway, including the professional caregivers’ contributions.

Committee on Oversight and Reform, U.S. House of Representatives,

This staff report has been prepared at the request of Chairman Elijah E. Cummings to summarize the data obtained by the Committee on Oversight and Reform's subpoenas to compel the Trump Administration to produce documents relating to its policy of separating immigrant children from their families.

Annamária Neag - Media and Communication,

This article presents the use of bespoke, artisanal board games in cross-national interview settings with unaccompanied refugee children.

Better Care Network,

This country care review includes the care-related Concluding Observations adopted by the Committee on the Rights of the Child.