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Like any other child? Children and families in the asylum process

Author : John Reacroft (2008)

Price : Free

Like Any Other Child?, highlights the abject poverty, racial harassment and demoralising uncertainty, faced by children and families in the asylum system (Martin Narey, Barnardo's former Chief Executive).

The report argues that children of asylum seekers should always be treated as children first and asylum seekers second; in the last 15 years, there have been growing; restrictions on the support available to families waiting for decisions about their future; as a result, asylum seeking families are nearly always very poor, often living close to destitution; and asylum-seeking families with disabled children are not entitled to disability benefits, which is a loss of up to £80 per week.

Associated subjects and types

Policy and research documents, Campaign documents, Community development, Family support, Health and disability

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