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The Impacts of Delays on Young Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers

1:30pm - 4:00pm / Tuesday 27th June 2023
Type: Lecture / Category: Department
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Young unaccompanied asylum seekers continue to suffer as a result of excessive delays in the asylum process. This event marks the launch of two studies that provide in-depth insights into the extent and impacts of this problem.

Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit will launch the latest follow-up study to their initial ‘Wasted Childhoods’ report exploring how delays continue to affect children in the North West in an increasingly hostile asylum system.

Researchers from the Lives on Hold, Our Stories Told (LOHST) research project will also present data from their two year study involving interviews with young asylum seekers and over 50 practitioners across England to reveal the devastating impacts of delays on young people’s mental health, access to services and vulnerability to exploitation.

Everyone is welcome, including legal practitioners, social workers, academics, and representatives from civil society organisations and local government.