While there is a growing research interest on migrant children, it is still the case that relatively little attention is paid to children’s experiences of the hostile environment, whether they migrate with family members or on their own. A number of pressing questions arise from this. For example: What protection is given to those arriving without family members by those appointed by the state to take care of them? What are the implications of the privatisation of such care? What is the experience of those living who arrive with their parent(s)? How do those experiences fit with legislation about children’s rights? How can the more welcoming approach to children and parents escaping the war in Ukraine inform best practices for other child migrants?

Recording of the recent SSAHE webinar on children and the hostile environment with Jen Persson, Rachel Rosen and Nando Sigona. Hosted by Ann Phoenix and Eleonore Kofman.