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Young Refugees and Asylum Seekers

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Young Refugees and Asylum Seekers

The Truth about Britain

AUTHOR : By Declan Henry

ISBN : 9781913063979

Edition No : 1

Publication : 9 Oct 2020

Extent : 192 pgs

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Publication : 9 Oct 2020

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Edition No : 1

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Edition No : 1

Publication : 9 Oct 2020

Extent : 192 pgs

Description

There are many misconceptions about young refugees and asylum seekers in Britain. Declan Henry dispels these myths and gives a compassionate and empathetic view of the daily struggles they face including discrimination, racism and poverty.

This book explores the reasons why they came to the UK and the safeguarding issues involved, the services they receive and the gaps and inequalities in the system as a whole. The injustice of long Home Office delays in the processing of applications and appeal processes are outlined and, as it is becoming more difficult for many young people to get Leave to Remain, the impact on their lives in terms of accommodation, education and planning for the future are explored.  The author also looks at the emotional and mental health needs of young people including those with undiagnosed learning needs and difficulties.

Ultimately, the book paints a graphic picture of what life is like in Britain for young people – cut off from their country of their origin and families – and how they are expected to make a new life in Britain with limited resources. 

Contents

  1. Safeguarding Children
  2. Family Values
  3. Home Office Procedures
  4. UK Entitlements
  5. Services and Education
  6. Mental Health and other Vulnerabilities
  7. Building a Life in the UK
  8. Post 18
  9. Abuse of the System

Author

Declan Henry holds a BA (Hons) in Education and Community Studies and a MSc in Mental Health Social Work. Declan has worked extensively with young asylum seekers and refugees and has a wealth of experience in social work. He is the author of six books and numerous published articles. 

 

 

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This is the true story of Britain's refugees: their humiliation, ill-treatment, demonisation and suffering - but also their courage, ingenuity, determination, setbacks and triumphs.

It shows why the harsh, cruel reality of Britain's failed asylum system must be reformed.

Peter Tatchell, human rights campaigner
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