House of Lords launch for UMC report

22 June 2012

The new COMPAS report "No Way Out, No Way In: Irregular migrant children and families in the UK" will be launched next week, with a roundtable discussion.

The event will be held on June 25th, 3.30-5pm, in the House of Lords, London.The launch of this exciting report, hosted by Baroness Hamwee, will include a presentation of the findings by Dr Nando Sigona and Vanessa Hughes (University of Oxford) and responses from key stakeholders including the Office of the Children’s Commissioner for England, the Children’s Society, and the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM).

The report, by Dr Nando Sigona and Vanessa Hughes, casts a new light on a hidden and hard-to-reach population of migrants, and their experiences and everyday lives in Britain.

It examines rights, entitlements and issues around access to public services for children and families and the challenges faced by service providers caught in-between a commitment to the best interests of every child and the enforcement of immigration rules.

The report, a summary video interview with Dr. Nando Sigona, and other project outputs are available on the COMPAS page Undocumented Migrant Children in the UK and the project blog.