Working with refugee children

Jill Rutter
26th Sep 2003

An examination of the needs of refugee children under eight.

This study focuses on asylum-seeking and refugee children under the age of eight. In particular, it examines their welfare and educational needs, and responses to these. It also highlights gaps in knowledge about young refugee children. Areas reviewed include early years provision, education, healthcare, social services provision and the role of non-statutory organisations.

The author also provides an introduction to the more general issues, such as demography, applying for asylum, and legislative changes and their impact.