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Who cares for you? Child migrants within the immigration and welfare nexus | RFTRW: S17E04

3 October 2022

This podcast hears from Dr Rachel Rosen and two young researchers, Mika and Gulli, who came to the UK as children and sought asylum here.

Rachel Rosen in the Research for the Real Worldepisode: Who cares for you? Child migrants within the immigration and welfare nexus

Rachel Rosen
Associate Professor in Sociology of Childhood

For separated child migrants - or unaccompanied minors in legal terms - ‘care’ is ambiguous: they may receive care because of their ‘child’ status or be excluded from provision because of their ‘migrant’ status. We start from the premise that care is not limited to what can be provided by an adult or the state, but can come from other separated children themselves.

This episode's presenter Dr Keri Wong finds out how participatory and creative research can help researchers like Dr Rachel Rosen to unpack the complexities of contradictory and changeable immigration and welfare systems. Dr Rosen co-leads Children Caring on the Move (CCoM), a project investigating separated child migrants’ experiences of care and caring for others as they navigate these systems in England.

The discussion features relflection and experiences from two peer researchers, Mika and Gulli, who came to the UK as children and sought asylum here.

"Stories too big for a case file: Unaccompanied young people confront the hostile environment" will be shown to public audiences during An evening of sensory film at the Bloomsbury Theatre on 10 October 2022.

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