Dr Ana Beduschi presents her research on vulnerability of migrant children at the Senate House in London

Dr Beduschi presents her research on vulnerability of migrant children at the Senate House in London

Dr Ana Beduschi (Law) and Professor Huw Williams (Neuropsychology) led a roundtable of experts on vulnerability, adversity and trauma of migrant children and young refugees at the Senate House in London on the 9th March 2017. 

Participants obtained training and insights into the legal, psychological, medical and social aspects relating to the situation of migrant children and young refugees in the context of the ongoing migration crisis.

This event is part of an ESRC/IAA-funded research project on the protection of migrant children’s rights currently led by Dr Ana Beduschi.

The event was organised by the University of Exeter in partnership with the Refugee Law Initiative and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies (School of Advanced Study, University of London) and took place at the prestigious Senate House in London. Its main objective was to assess the key issues around vulnerability, adversity and trauma that migrant and refugee children are exposed to, and the ways to help them to build resilience and encourage better protection in the context of the current migration crisis. Representatives from Unicef, Save the Children, British Red Cross, Lumos, Migration Policy Institute, and academics from the Universities of Exeter, Oxford, Birmingham and London have participated in the event.

Date: 15 March 2017

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