The needs and strengths of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and young people in Scotland

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Author(s)Hopkins P, Hill M
Publication type Article
JournalChild and Family Social Work
ISSN (print)1356-7500
ISSN (electronic)1365-2206
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Unaccompanied asylum-seeking children seeking refuge in safer parts of the world have a wide range of needs. This paper discusses the main needs of unaccompanied minors drawing upon the views of service providers who work with or for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and young people in Scotland, as well as the perspectives of unaccompanied minors themselves. The complexity of the children's needs is explored with a framework considering their process of resettlement, looking at the present first, the future next and the past last. We also explored the strengths and resilience of the unaccompanied children consulted.
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