The care of children, by children

Rosen, R. and Crafter, S. (2016). The care of children, by children. In: Global Engagement Funds: Celebrating UCL's international collaborations, 28 Nov 2016.

Abstract

In this presentation, we discussed how we used the Global Engagement Funds for building research collaborations with third sector organisations, ultimately working with the Unofficial Women and Children?s Centre, as well as other third sector organisations, to explore the everyday realities of children in ?the Jungle? refugee camp in Calais, France. We included a visit to children who had crossed into the UK via lorries or other means. We found that understanding life in the camp was not possible without a holistic view of these journeys and the appeal of the UK as a destination for many young migrants. In November, we held a meeting with our global partners, as well as 12 other academics and third sector organisations. This funding was essential for the development of our relationships, increasing public and student knowledge of the complexity of global migration and children?s place within it.

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