Picture based, accessible document to explain safeguarding.
Free translated downloads on safeguarding and protection issues.
Raising awareness in black and minority ethnic communities. The Safe Network. A multi-lingual CD-ROM for trainers or group leaders working in black and minority ethnic (BME) communities, to raise awareness of children's safeguarding issues and the role and responsibilities of the organisations involved in keeping children safe.
Crawley, H. (2009) Innocenti Working Paper No. 2009-18, Florence: UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre
Guidelines for Best Practice. Crawley, H (2004) London: ILPA
A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children
Housing and education
Information on many areas of housing rights
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
(to help pay for housing deposits) Refugee Council
Experiences from partnerships, transforming neighbourhoods. HACT, 2011
Toolkit for recruiting and working with refugee volunteers in housing projects.
Guidelines and Practice Manchester City Council 2006
The BHA (Black health agency): support to newly arrived families to access services, particularly education.
Guidance, checklists, referral pathways and links
Specific protection concerns & barriers to support
AFRUCA: What is Child Trafficking? What is Private Fostering? What is Female Genital Mutilation? What is Witchcraft Abuse? What is Physical Abuse? What is Sexual Abuse?
Children Now, 2006
Overcoming barriers to the child protection process. Harran E, 2002. Child Abuse Review Vol. 11: 411–414
Joseph Rowntree Foundation project
Gary Craig, Aline Gaus, Mick Wilkinson, Klara Skrivankova and Aidan McQuade, 2007. Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Telegraph interview on child slavery, 2008
Examining the continuum of exploitation. Klara Skrivankova, 2010. Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Carolyn Kagan et al., 2011. Joseph Rowntree Foundation
How best to protect workers employed by gangmasters, five years after Morecambe Bay. Oxfam, 2009.
Combating sexual exploitation
Children of Migrant Workers Network to support professionals who work with children of migrant workers
Contact Sean O'Neill, Policy Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ensuring that every child matters. ILPA, 2006
Ueful rights based website, includes sources of legal help and links to organisations that provide practical help to migrants.
European migrant workers and health in the UK. Migrant workers’ experiences and perceptions of local health services and migrant workers’ uptake of and attitudes towards health promotion activities in the UK.
Towards a migrant ethic of care. Datta K, McIlwaine C, Evans Y, Herbert J, May J & Wills J, 2006 (about balancing working hours and childcare)
Towards an understanding of the emotional Lives of economic migrants. Lee-Treweek G. 2010. Journal of Work, Organisations and Emotions, vol.4 no.1, pp.206-226. ssn: 1740-8938
Faith based or spiritual healing
Exploring issues of witchcraft and spirit possession in London’s African communities. Trust for London, 2011
Government report, 2008
Eg: information card: testimonies and signposting
Available in various languages and formats. Contains specific sections on women from abroad and immigration. Women’s Aid.
Better Health Briefing 24
Children and young people in the asylum system
(For information on adult asylum seekers, see Module 1)
Good Practice Website
Seeking Support: a guide to the rights and entitlements of separated refugee and asylum seeking children.
Childrens Legal Centre, 2009
Advice and support to young people and service providers. Work on age dispute cases.
Guardian, June 2010
Children seeking asylum in Britain. Refugee and Migrant Justice, 2009
Refugee and Migrant Justice, 2010
The Independent, 2005
Listening to refugee children, Selam Kidane. BAAF: British Association of Adoption and Fostering
Provides care and rehabilitation to survivors of torture and other forms of organised violence.
The Children’s Society 2007
Risk and resilience for psychological distress amongst unaccompanied asylum seeking adolescents.
Hodes M, 2008. Published in Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, vol. 49, issue 7, pp. 723-732
A UNICEF UK report into provision of services to unaccompanied or separated migrant children in three local authority areas in England
Between a rock and a hard place
Negotiating age and identity in the UK asylum system. Crawley H, 2009. pp. 89-106 in N. Thomas (Ed.) Children, Politics and Communication: Participation at the Margins, Bristol: Policy Press
When is a Child not a Child?
Asylum, Age Disputes and the Process of Age Assessment. Crawley H, 2007. London: ILPA
Destitution amongst asylum seeking and refugee children. The Children’s Society 2008
Destitution and the Asylum System
The Association of Visitors to Immigration Detainees.
Telephone: 0207 354 9631 Ext. 222
Bail for Immigration Detainees. Enquiries@biduk.org BID London office: for all general queries and detainees: 020 7247 3590
Freephone for detainees: 0800 587 2096
can refer you to a solicitor/adviser who specialises in asylum cases and who is approved to give free advice under legal aid.
Telephone: 0845 345 4 345.
The Law Society
has a directory in which you can search for solicitors approved by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under the Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme. Telephone: 0870 606 6575
has a members’ directory on their website. Telephone: 020 7251 8383.
Provides free legal advice and representation for asylum seekers.
Advice Line: 020 7247 8741; Telephone: 020 7377 5123
Provides representation and advice on immigration and asylum law with offices across England, Wales, and Scotland. Telephone: 020 7967 1200
Offers free legal advice on immigration, nationality and asylum matters. Advice Line: 020 7251 8706
Relevant guides, available online
Provides advice and support for asylum seekers entering and living in the UK.
Telephone: 020 8774 0002
Offers legal advice and representation to asylum seekers and refugees. Telephone: 020 7780 3200
Provides advice for lesbian and gay asylum seekers.
Telephone: 020 7922 7811