Hamedullah: The Road Home
This conference seeks to examine the experiences of separated children seeking asylum and the challenges faced by professionals supporting them, as they make the transition to adulthood in circumstances of extraordinary uncertainty.
Drawing on the perspectives of young people themselves, as well as mental health, legal and social work professionals, we will explore the issues within a human rights and social justice framework.
The conference aims to develop a network in order to consider the possibilities, including research funding, of collating information and tracking the outcomes for separated young people seeking asylum.
At the conference there will be a screening of Sue Clayton’s (Department of Media Arts) award-winning film Hamedullah: The Road Home and presentations from separated young people seeking asylum.
Dr Maggie Atkinson: Children's Commissioner, England Judith Dennis: Refugee Council
Gillian Hughes: Tavistock Centre
Zubier Yazdani: Deighton Pierce Glynn Solicitors
Lisa Matthews: National Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns
Syd Bolton: Refugee Children's Rights Project, The Coram Children's Legal Centre
Catherine Gladwell: Refugee Support Network
Kathryn Cronin: Barrister, Garden Court Chambers
Sue Clayton: Filmmaker and Senior Lecturer, Department of Media Arts, Royal Holloway, University of London
Anna Gupta (Chair): Head of Department of Social Work, Royal Holloway, University of London
A collaboration between the departments of Media Arts and Social Work, the Tavistock Centre and Refugee Support Network.