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Article 26, Helena Kennedy Foundation Award
The Helena Kennedy Foundation Award is a package of financial, personal and practical support and opportunities for people seeking sanctuary in the UK designed to support transition into higher education, enhance the student’s experience at university and improve chances of employment after graduation.
Council wrongly classed asylum seeker children as adults
The Guardian, 17 May 2013
Croydon in south London pays out almost £1.2m in legal costs over wrong decisions about age-disputed children
Healthcare of undocumented migrant children
Postcards from …blog, 16 May 2013
Nando Sigona analyses the predicament of undocumented migrants and the way the uncertainty and stress of the family struggle, as well as restricted access to healthcare services, impact the mental and physical well-being of the children
If I'm sent back to Kabul, I will be killed
Leicester Mercury, 15 May 2013
Campaigners try to prevent removal of young Afghan who came to UK aged 16 & ‘was wrongly treated as an adult’
Home Office policy on discretionary leave for children to remain is unlawful
Family Law Week, 8 May 2013
New High Court judgment upholds the rights of children affected by immigration decisions
A Queen's speech ruined by absurd anti-immigration measures
The Guardian, 8 May 2013
This panicky response to Ukip's rise is wrong on commercial, economic and even the narrowest of party political grounds
A Lost Generation: Young Syrian Refugees Struggle to Survive
The New York Times, 8 May 2013
Fearing rape and recruitment into the army, parents send children out of Syria alone
UK immigration control: children in extreme distress
Open Democracy, 6 May 2013
Alarming numbers of parents are being separated from their children indefinitely in the UK for the purposes of immigration control. It is difficult to imagine any other situation where children could have such scant attention paid to their welfare, says Sarah Campbell.