Migrant children

The Children’s Commissioner for England has published a report looking at the findings from a rapid review of the literature on the views, perspectives and experiences of children subject to immigration control. Key findings include: children characterised their experiences within the UK immigration system as confusing, stressful and degrading; experiences with social services varied, with some children speaking positively about the difference social workers made in their lives; migrant children experience significant shame and stigma around their immigration status, and as a result often choose to hide their identity.

Source: Children’s Commissioner for England  Date: 08 November 2017

Further information: Children’s voices: a review of evidence on the subjective wellbeing of children subject to immigration control in England (PDF)