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
Year2010
Volume15
Issue4
Pages399-408
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.
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2206.2010.00687.x
DOI10.1111/j.1365-2206.2010.00687.x
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