Posted on 19/May/2020 by CHILD-UP team
The CHILD-UP Report on Legislation has been released and is now available for consultation.
The report provides an overview of migrant children’s wellbeing, protection and education as well as a comparative investigation of the legislation in partner countries that most deeply impacts young migrants and their families. In selected contexts in seven countries, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Italy, Poland, Sweden, and the UK, the research focuses on policies and practices of integration, migrant children’s access to basic services, their enrollment in school, and the differences that exist for children of different migratory statuses.
Furthermore, this report includes data on recent migration flows of children to Europe and to the specific regions of the partners. Therefore, it gathers information on how children arrived (on their own/unaccompanied, with families who are documented or undocumented, or as refugees), it offers an assessment of the wellbeing of migrant children and their families (evaluated through available data on access to healthcare services, housing, employment, and the time children have spent out of school). It further includes approaches to family reunification, the training of workers who support migrants, and migrant children’s access to and placement in school.
CHILD-UP researches into the level of integration of migrant children in Europe and their social condition, with the primary aim of providing support for migrant children’s exercise of agency in changing their own conditions of integration and constructing hybrid identities.