migrant children

  • Children in Need: local authority support for children and families


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  • Destitution among refugee and asylum-seeking children

    Issue 138 (Spring 2011)
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    Fleeing from persecution to seek protection in a different country places already vulnerable families in a precarious position. Often families are forced to live on amounts that fall far short of providing for their basic needs and which place them well below the poverty line as their asylum claim is processed, which can take several months or even years.

  • Migration, migrants and child poverty

    Issue 138 (summer 2011)
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    Although international migration has always been a feature of national life, this aspect of population change has increased over the last twenty years.  While many migrant families have a reasonable income and a few are very prosperous, migrant children are disproportionally represented among children living in poverty.

  • The health and healthcare of vulnerable migrant children

    Issue 138 (Spring 2011)
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    Many different groups of migrant children may be at particular risk of poor health and limited access to healthcare. These include unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (who have applied for asylum in their own right) and children who are dependants of asylum-seeking adults,

  • The impact of poverty on the educational experiences of migrant children

    Issue 138 (Spring 2011)
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    Although migrants are a diverse group in terms of their employment and earnings, their children are disproportionally represented among those living in poverty in the UK. Poverty impacts on migrant children’s educational outcomes, but also on their social experiences at school. Child poverty also limits the chances of inter-generational mobility among migrants and, in some communities, poor labour market outcomes are becoming entrenched.

  • Welfare benefits, housing and social services

    Issue 138 (Spring 2011)
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    Ignorance on the part of central and local government officials, exacerbated by the pressure of budget constraints, make migrants and their families particularly vulnerable to being unlawfully refused access to welfare benefits, housing and social services. This article is part of a special Poverty issue (no. 138) on migration, migrants and child poverty.