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Unaccompanied Young Migrants: Identity, Care and Justice

Sue Clayton, Anna Gupta, and Katie Willis


Taking a multi-disciplinary perspective, and one grounded in human rights, this book explores in depth the journeys unaccompanied child migrants take through the UK legal and care systems. Arriving with little agency, the book considers what becomes of these children as they grow and assume new roles and identities, only to risk losing legal protection as they reach eighteen. Through international studies, and crucially of the young migrants themselves, the book examines the narratives they present, and the frameworks of culture and legislation into which they are placed. Challenging existing ... More

Keywords: asylum, human rights, narratives, social justice, unaccompanied child migrants

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781447331865
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447331865.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sue Clayton, editor
Goldsmiths University of London

Anna Gupta, editor
Royal Holloway, University of London

Katie Willis, editor
Royal Holloway, University of London

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