Between a rock and a hard place: negotiating age and identity in the UK asylum system

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    Abstract

    This chapter discusses the experiences of separated children who seek asylum in the UK, and their attempts to negotiate the complex array of individuals and institutions with whom they come into contact, which are increasingly well documented. It examines how children's experiences of conflict, of human rights abuses, and of loss are assessed and interpreted. It draws in particular on the experiences of children whose physical appearance and personal stories lead them to be ‘age disputed’ and treated as adults.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationChildren, Politics and Communication
    Subtitle of host publicationParticipation at the Margins
    EditorsNigel Thomas
    PublisherPolicy Press
    Pages89-106
    Number of pages17
    ISBN (Print)978 1 84742 185 2
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

    Keywords

    • Asylum
    • Refugees
    • Asylum Seekers
    • children and young people
    • Age assessment
    • United Kingdom
    • politics and public policy

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