Are you a social worker, senior practitioner, personal advisor or other professional or practitioner working with UASC? If so, the CCoM project have produced online training which helps you think about your reflexive practice in relation to the care of Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children (UASC) and separated or lone migrant young people. A key feature of […]
Beyond the text
Aissatou, Evangelia Prokopiou, Lucy Leon, Musharraf Abdullayeva, Mirfat, Osman, Pauline Iyambo, Rachel Rosen, Rebin, Veena Meetoo, Zak, and in collaboration with Louis Brown (2022) “Stories Too Big for a Case File: Unaccompanied Young People Confront the Hostile Environment in Pandemic Times”. Sociological Research Online, 27 (3): 550-558. — an article in the inaugural special issue of ‘Beyond the Text’
Podcast: Who cares for you?
Listen to a podcast with Mika and Guili, Young Researchers on Children Caring on the Move, and project co-lead Rachel Rosen. The podcast, Who cares for you? Child migrants within the immigration and welfare nexus, was produced by IOE – UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society as part of the series Research for the Real World.
The airbrushing of asylum-seeking children from the care review
In this blog, Karen Goodman reflects on the UK government’s independent care review, launched in March 2021. Karen is an independent social worker and a member of the CCoM Advisory Group. This blog was originally published on the Care Review Watch Alliance website. I feel privileged to be a member of the CRWA, a group […]
In Conversation: Stories too big for a case file
This blog was originally published on the Moving Worlds website where the CCoM film, Stories too big for a case file, is being showcased for Refugee Week. This blog is an edited conversation between Mey and Rachel Rosen, from the research team that produced Stories too big for a case file, and Nelli Stavropoulou, Producer of Moving Worlds for Refugee Week. Nelli: Thank you […]
CC0M report 2 (February 2022)
The Children Caring on the Move (CCoM) project is now moving to the final stages of completion. The pandemic slowed down our data collection but the team have achieved a considerable amount. In this issue we discuss the rich data we have collected, the initial stages of our analysis and some of our dissemination activities […]
Film: Stories too big for a case file
>Guide for watching ‘Stories too big for a case file’ Stories too big for a case file: Unaccompanied young people confront the hostile environment is a short film that showcases the testimonies of young, unaccompanied refugees, asylum-seekers, and migrants as they navigate ‘the system’ in the UK. This is a tangled web of institutions, policies and […]
Film launch – Stories too big for a case file: Unaccompanied young people confront the hostile environment
Wednesday 1st December 2021, 6.30-7.30pm (UK-time) via Zoom. Free to attend, but pre-booking is required: https://bit.ly/3jJ03jz You are warmly invited to attend the launch of the film Stories too big for a case file: Unaccompanied young people confront the hostile environment. The film screening will be followed by a Q&A with the makers of this co-produced film. […]
Understanding how child migrants experience and give care
Case study for Global Engagement Office, UCL
Participatory research in and against time.
Rosen, R (2021). “Participatory research in and against time.” Qualitative Research, online first.
Precarious care and (dis)connections
Crafter, S., Rosen, R & Meetoo, V. (2021). “Precarious care and (dis)connections: Adults working with separated child migrants in England and their understandings of care.” International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation online first.
Creating the Young Asylum Guide
Gina Antchandie from Croydon Council talks about the creative process of developing the Young Asylum Guide in collaboration with Lisa from Right to Remain and young unaccompanied minors
Connecting with law enforcement and policing
Sarah reaches out to law enforcement and policing agencies through the Centre for Policing and Learning at The Open University.
Who’s who: Ellie Ott talking about fostering and care
The CCoM team come from a range of different disciplines and backgrounds as academics, professionals and activists. Want to find out more about our team members? Read our Who’s Who blog about Dr Ellie Ott, developed in conversation with Sayani Mitra. Ellie is a Senior Advisor at the Centre for Evidence and Implementation, London. She […]
Who’s who: Because life is more interesting than simple stories!
The CCoM team come from a range of different disciplines and backgrounds. In this Who’s Who blog, Sayani Mitra, the Postdoctoral Researcher on CCoM, talks to Professor Ravi Kohli (Professor of Child Welfare at University of Bedfordshire) about his work.
Who’s who: difference, diversity and migration
The CCoM team come from a range of different disciplines and backgrounds as academics, professionals and activists. Want to find out more about our team members? Read our Who’s Who blog posts to find out more. This blog is about Dr Veena Meetoo, researcher and Lecturer in Sociology at UCL. Veena is working closely with […]
Social workers supporting unaccompanied minors
In this new item we draw attention to a blog by Deborah Hadwin, a social work practitioner and now Senior Lecturer, whose doctoral research focuses on local authority practice with unaccompanied young people leaving care.
Participatory research in the ‘new normal’
In this blog, originally published on the Covid Realities website, Mika and Mimi (Young Researchers on CCoM) reflect with Rachel (CCoM co-lead) about our experiences doing participatory research during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Review: care, childhood and power in the film Rocks
In this review article in The Conversation, Rachel Rosen comments on the film Rocks drawing on insights from the CCoM study.
CCOM report 1 (July 2020)
The Children Caring on the Move (CCoM) project has come to the end of a busy and fruitful first year. Coinciding with the onset of the covid-19 pandemic, this has also been a challenging time. Our project began in May 2019 and since then we have made significant strides. Detailed in this report is the […]
Care in times of covid
In this blog Sarah Crafter reflects on discussions amongst the CCoM team about care, covid-19 and young migrants who travel alone. The blog also raises worrying concerns within the media and from the third sector for the number of vulnerable young people going missing, becoming homeless and being disconnected.
In this blog, Kamena Dorling talks about the problems with putting children who have migrated to the UK alone in ‘unregulated accommodation’. Kamena is a consultant on the CCoM project. She is the Head of Policy and Advocacy at Article 39, an organisation that fights for the rights of children living in state and privately-run […]
Who’s Who: Meet the team
The CCoM team come from a range of different disciplines and backgrounds as academics, professionals and activists. You can read the short biographies from our team here. Want to find out more about our team members? Read our Who’s Who blog posts to find out more. This blog is about Sarah Crafter, who co-leads the CCoM […]
Researching during coronavirus lockdown
In this blog Sarah Crafter offers some personal reflections on the the challenges of researching at the point of coronavirus lockdown and how ‘care’ was never more important.
The creative ambiguity of doing participatory research
In this blog, Evangelia Prokopiou and Veena Meetoo, members of the research team on Work Package 1, discuss their experience of entering the field and setting up the context for participatory research with our young researchers.
In this blog, Gulli, Mika, Mirfat, Rebin and Zak* (Young Researchers) write about why they are involved in CCoM and some of the emerging themes. It is addressed to different audiences: young asylum seekers, refugees and migrants AND everyone else. It is a blog made up of two conversations.
In this blog, IM and AG, young researchers on the CCoM project, share some reflections on their involvement on the project so far, while having a light supper during our regular training day.
Raising the bar of uncertainty for children on the move
In this blog Sarah Crafter and Sayani Mitra reflect on the news this week that the Government were seeking to scrap a scheme that enables child refugees and asylum seekers to be reunited with family members in the UK.
Care through participatory research
In this blog Lucy Leon , who is a researcher on Work Package 1, reflects on undertaking training workshops with young migrant researchers.
Participate in international symposium: Second Call
Expressions of interest (EOI) invited from non-presenting participants in international symposium “Children on the move: Unsettling narratives of care, childhood, and the migration ‘crisis’” 13th March 2020, University College London (UK)
Manifesto for a Better Childhood: BUT WHOSE CHILDHOOD?
In this blog, Sarah Crafter reflects on the National Children’s Bureau’s Manifesto for a Better Childhood and asks, whose childhood are we talking about?
Participate in international symposium
Expressions of interest (EOI) invited for participation in: Children on the move: Unsettling narratives of care, childhood, and the migration ‘crisis’ 13th March 2020, University College London (UK)
In this blog, Rachel Rosen discusses the importance of reflecting on terminology, concepts, and starting points in research on the care of and by separated child migrants.
Long-standing and emerging issues
In this blog (Thinking through long-standing and emerging issues in the care of separated child migrants), Sarah Crafter reflects on some of the key discussions raised in the project’s first Advisory Group meeting. These discussions focus on some of the long-standing and emerging issues for the care of separated child migrants.
Separated child migrants’ care for each other
Today marks the launch of our project website for Children Caring on the Move (CCoM). In this blog, Sarah Crafter talks about why we should be interested in children’s care of each other when they migrate without kin.
Children caring for each other
Blog for the Rees Centre, University of Oxford
An absent presence
Rosen, Rachel, S. Crafter, and V. Meetoo. 2019. “An absent presence: Separated child migrants’ caring practices and the fortified neoliberal state.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies online first.
The lives of lone child refugees
Between protection and exclusion
Video produced by the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences at the Open University
Media representations of separated child migrants
Rosen, Rachel, and Sarah Crafter. 2018. “Media representations of separated child migrants: From Dubs to doubt.” Migration and Society 1 (1):66-81.
A Warm Welcome?
Rosen, Rachel, Sarah Crafter, and Veena Meetoo. 2017. A Warm Welcome? Unaccompanied Migrant Children in Networks of Care and Asylum. London: UCL Institute of Education.