Monthly Archives: May 2019

What does national data tell us about the education of unaccompanied refugee children in care?

30th May 2019

Education plays a critical role in the lives of refugee young people. I know this from my time as an advocate for young people in care, before I became a researcher. Refugee young people told me that a good education was the key to their future success and many had promised family members they would […]


The Education of Unaccompanied Migrant Young People

23rd May 2019

Education is often one of the top priorities for those young people who arrive to England on their own from another country. Many have been through difficult journeys and find themselves separated from family, friends, and their home country, but we know that education provides a place for stability, for aspirations, and to make new […]


Children caring for each other: thinking about separated child migrants

21st May 2019

“Their home was the Jungle and their family was their peers.” (Olivia, lawyer for a charity) Guest post by Dr Sarah Crafter (Open University) and Dr. Rachel Rosen (University College London). In 2015, it was clear from several newspaper reports that there were a significant number of separated child migrants travelling alone or without kin, […]


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