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“Building Strategies to Protect Children in an Irregular Migration Situation in the United Kingdom” Workshop - 6 October 2011, London, UK

PICUM together with Praxis would like to invite you to participate in the “Building Strategies to Protect Children in an Irregular Migration Situation in the UK” Workshop on 6 October 2011 in London, UK.

Children in an irregular migration situation are in a position of triple vulnerability: as children above all; as migrants; and finally and this unfortunately is their major vulnerability, as undocumented migrants. 

Despite legal entitlements to primary and secondary education, health care, and housing, children in an irregular migration situation face numerous barriers to exercising these rights in most European countries. They face high risks of poverty, exploitation, social exclusion, and violence.

The goals of the workshop are for participants to build mutual understanding of the problems that children in an irregular migration situation face in accessing education, health care and housing in the UK, and collaborate to devise some concrete actions and strategies to improve on some of the challenges identified. 

The workshop will bring together and benefit from the expertise of education and health care professionals, social workers, local authorities, non-governmental organizations and individual migrants concerned about children living with their families in an irregular migration situation in the UK. 

Read the draft agenda and the concept note.

The workshop is free of charge, but places are limited, so please confirm your participation by sending the registration form to Barbara Stricker, barbara.stricker@picum.orgby 26 September 2011. 

Assistance in meeting travel costs for participants coming from the United Kingdom but outside London is available. If you wish to apply for your national travel costs to be reimbursed, please provide details of your organisation and the anticipated cost of your travel to Barbara Stricker.

For more information, or if you have any questions, please visit our project website or contact Lilana Keith, PICUM Project Officer, lilana.keith@picum.org.

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