Research Handbook on Child Migration
Show Less

Research Handbook on Child Migration

Edited by Jacqueline Bhabha, Jyothi Kanics and Daniel Senovilla Hernández

The scope and complexity of child migration have only recently emerged as a critical factors in global migration. This volume assembles for the first time a richly interdisciplinary body of work, drawing on contributions from renowned scholars, eminent practitioners and prominent civil society advocates from across the globe and from a wide range of different mobility contexts. Their invaluable pedagogical tools and research documents demonstrate the urgency and breadth of this important new aspect of international human mobility in our global age.
Buy Book in Print
Show Summary Details
You do not have access to this content

Chapter 25: Protection: migrant children and institutional protection

Ravi K.S. Kohli


The chapter examines three facets of practice with unaccompanied children. It considers how practical help, emotional support, and companionship by practitioners can be used to construct new lives that are sustainable in new countries. It addresses some complexities of offering reliable assistance to asylum seeking children, where trust and mis-trust co-exist, and where ‘thin’ and neat stories displace the wayward lives that unaccompanied children sometimes lead in order to survive. Using examples from social work practice, the chapter shows how workers calibrate their ways of assisting, in order to bring ordinary life back to children after their extraordinary trajectories towards safety.

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.

Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.

Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

Further information

or login to access all content.