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Let’s talk about the children! Towards best practice in the management of children seeking asylum

Let’s talk about the children! Towards best practice in the management of children seeking asylum

Book launch and talk

This webinar is an initiative of Sydney Law School’s Sydney Centre for International Law, the Australian Institute for Administrative Law and the Refugee and Casework Service NSW.  It brings together the authors of a recently published text on Children and Young People in Asylum and Refugee Processes, a publication that will be launched by Professor Simon Bronitt, Dean of Sydney Law School.

The focus is children and young people seeking protection as refugees and what good practice looks like for lawyers and other professionals who have young refugees as clients.

The speakers’ work with refugee children has been intensely practical and experiential, but has also involved interdisciplinary, international and comparative research. In a curated Q&A style seminar, moderator Julian Morrow will take the audience through issues that arise and that deserve consideration in the day to day work of lawyers and migration agents when they are asked to act for children and young people who have suffered trauma and displacement as refugees.

**We advise that Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC is now unable to attend this event and apologise for this change in the program**

Speakers:

Moderator: Julian Morrow, television/radio producer and co-founding member of The Chaser


About the book:
Children and Young People in Asylum and Refugee Processes

Representing children in refugee protection proceedings is complex work involving legal, psycho-social, welfare and cross-cultural issues. Children and young people are amongst the most vulnerable people affected by migration controls, especially when they are seeking asylum alone, without the support of a responsible adult. Their interaction with government systems in this area is known to cause them high levels of stress and anxiety.

This important book is designed to assist migration agents, lawyers, social workers and other relevant professionals to effectively represent the rights and interests of migrant children and young people seeking protection in Australia. It covers both the law and policy and cultural competence and practices. It provides practical tools and suggestions about issues that commonly arise when assisting young non-citizens who apply for protection or other status in Australia.

“An outstanding contribution to an area of law which has profound social implications for the children seeking protection under the laws of this country … As the book’s title evocatively states, the book’s concern is with ‘best practice’ by practitioners. This makes it a leading resource for child representatives in Australia and also one which will have international appeal.” – From the Foreword by the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of New South Wales

Purchase the book here via the publisher, The Federation Press.

Please note that this is a webinar using Zoom.

This seminar is sponsored by Sydney Centre for International Law, the Australian Institute for Administrative Law and the Refugee and Casework Service NSW.

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