Our report on the situation for unaccompanied children seeking asylum in the UK, published in October 2015.
This is the report on the situation for unaccompanied children across the four countries involved in the research: UK, France, Austria and Slovenia.
This is my evidence submission to the House of Lords' inquiry into the situation for unaccompanied migrant children in the EU, based on the research and report.NB THIS HAS NO LINK YET
The House of Lords report, Children in Crisis, extensively cited the MinAs research and the evidence submissions we made.
I wrote an article for the International Journal of Refugee Law about how the vast majority of unaccompanied children in England were concentrated in seven local authority areas, which were unable to care for them properly, because of pressure on their services in the context of very low funding from the Home Office. I argue that it's very important to think about this in terms of taking responsibility for the children, rather than of 'burden sharing'.
I co-wrote an article for a special issue of Critical Social Policy, on how the welfare system is used to create national borders within the UK. But the exclusion of migrants from welfare has shown itself, over recent decades, to be only a testing ground for the exclusion of other 'undeserving' citizens and 'enemies within'.
The whole MinAs project team contributed to a book, edited by the Slovenian partners Mateja Sedmak, Blaz Lenarcic, Zorana Medaric, Tjasa Zakelj, published by Annales University Press, 2015) which contains a comparative analysis and chapters from each of the four country teams.
My article about the research in the New Statesman argues that the care children receive depends quite heavily on where in the UK they are first discovered by the authorities.
I wrote an article for The Conversation UK about Eritrean children suffering from poor Home Office decision making.