Resettlement of unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people in foster care: a UK perspective. Invited

Jim Wade, Ravi Kohli

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The conference “Reception of Unaccompanied Minors in Families”, held on 22 and 23 January 2015 in  Amsterdam, provided an opportunity to hear about the country-by-country reception arrangements for and an overview of the strategies on increasing family reception for unaccompanied minors. It aimed to increase knowledge of the issues and offer options for the development of solutions at a practical level and strategic level through the sharing of good practice from across the EU. The conference provided a forum for key stakeholders to connect and promote their good and promising practices.

There were 110 participants from 23 European countries present. This event formed part of the co-funded European Union RLF-project which Nidos (the Netherlands), Counter Human Trafficking Bureau (CHTB, UK) and the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR) were collaborating on from September 2014 to March 2015 to develop knowledge on the reception provisions within families for unaccompanied minors.


22 January

Introduction on the need for integrated national child protection systems and where the EU can and does play a role, presentation by Margaret TuiteRLF: project concept, presentation by Tin VerstegenOut of home care in Europe: an overview, presentation by Jorge Fernández del ValleResettlement of unaccompanied asylum seeking young people in foster care: a UK perspective, presentation by Ravi KS Kohli and Jim WadeThe care of unaccompanied minors in Ireland: from hostel accommodation to family care, presentation by Muireann Ni Raghallaigh
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jan 2015
EventReception of Unaccompanied Minors in Families International Conference - Amsterdam, The Netherlands, United Kingdom
Duration: 22 Jan 201523 Jan 2015


ConferenceReception of Unaccompanied Minors in Families International Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityAmsterdam, The Netherlands


  • asylum seekers
  • unaccompanied asylum seeking young people
  • foster care

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