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Unaccompanied Young MigrantsIdentity, Care and Justice$
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Sue Clayton, Anna Gupta, and Katie Willis

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781447331865

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447331865.001.0001

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Dilemmas and conflicts in the legal system

Dilemmas and conflicts in the legal system

(p.39) Two Dilemmas and conflicts in the legal system
Unaccompanied Young Migrants

Sheona York

Richard Warren

Policy Press

It has long been recognised that unaccompanied child asylum seekers are a particularly vulnerable sub-section of an already vulnerable population. Yet despite this recognition, child asylum seekers coming to the UK face particular obstacles in making out their claims for asylum. This chapter explores recent developments in the UK’s approach to children seeking asylum. The chapter considers how despite well-written guidelines and public awareness of the specific protection needs of children from conflict zones, the asylum system has, in many cases, failed to provide durable solutions for child refugees. It considers the legal obstacles that young asylum seekers face, including assessments of credibility, the provision of legal aid, and delays in decision making. 

Keywords:   asylum, credibility, durable solutions, legal aid, unaccompanied child asylum seekers

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