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EMN Ireland Conference: Looking to the future for unaccompanied minors in Ireland and Europe
4 December 2018

This EMN Ireland conference will discuss the status, care and integration of unaccompanied minors in Ireland and internationally, both those awarded protection and those transitioning to adulthood without an immigration status. The multi-disciplinary conference brings together speakers from a range of organisations. Dr Bryan McMahon, Chair of the Working Group on Improvements to the Protection Process, including Direct Provision and Supports to Asylum Seekers will provide an opening address.

This full-day conference will draw on the findings of a major new EU-wide EMN study. The Irish national report, Approaches to Unaccompanied Minors Following Status Determination in Ireland will also be launched at the conference.

Date: 4 December 2018
Time: 09:00 – 15:15
Venue: The Morrison Hotel, Ormond Quay Lower, Dublin 1

Please register here: https://www.research.net/r/Looking_to_the_future_for_unaccompanied_minors

CDETB Separated Children’s Service

The City of Dublin Education and Training Board Separated Children’s Service has been working with Separated Children Seeking Asylum (Unaccompanied Minors) since 2001. The service offers a range of education related services as well as an outreach and youth service to Separated Children, aged-out minors and other young refugees living in Dublin. It aims to empower Separated Children and young people to live independent and healthy lives and to integrate into society.

The website provides news of services, events and reports, as well as access to a range of downloadable teaching resources and information for young asylum seekers.

Separated Children are children under 18 who are outside of their country of origin and separated from parents, or previous legal/customary caregiver. They are also know as Unaccompanied Minors and once they turn 18, the term most frequently used is Aged-Out Minors. They may be seeking asylum because of fear of persecution or the lack of protection due to human rights violations, armed conflict and disturbances in their own country.

The service is managed jointly by CDETB, CDYSB and CDU. The Separated Children’s Service aims to support Separated Children Seeking Asylum, Aged-Out-Minors and young refugees to develop their individual, social and cultural capacity to negotiate and navigate their new environment and life in Ireland and to integrate into and contribute to Irish society. The Separated Children Service offers a range of supports that aim to address the wide range and complexity of issues and challenges that young asylum seekers and refugees face. It seeks to address their need for practical, as well as emotional support through an education and youth service.

Free poster to be used with youth groups and schools. Please note that this is intended to be printed on A2 paper. Upon request we are happy to post out originals.

Manager: Jessica Farnan

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