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

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Peter Hopkins, Michael Hill


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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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Author(s): Hopkins P, Hill M

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Child and Family Social Work

Year: 2010

Volume: 15

Issue: 4

Pages: 399-408

Print publication date: 28/06/2010

ISSN (print): 1356-7500

ISSN (electronic): 1365-2206

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell


DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2206.2010.00687.x


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