‘Immigration law is often prioritised at the expense of the child’s wellbeing’

A newly qualified social worker writes about practice with migrant families and the vulnerabilities they face in the current system.

During my time in both the voluntary sector and in statutory social work, I have encountered families that are vulnerable to immigration restrictions and who are suffering as a consequence. I have heard shocking stories about the treatment of migrants: from those accommodated far from their support networks and children’s schools, to a mother asked to ‘give’ her children to her abusive ex-partner.  

Read the full article on this link to Community Care

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