TITLE

Age dispute puts asylum seeker on the streets

PUB. DATE
September 2009
SOURCE
Community Care;9/24/2009, Issue 1788, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
The article presents the views of social workers and a service user on a case involving a young Afghan asylum seeker made destitute after a dispute over his age. According to social workers, this is an unusual scenario. The British Border Agency does not conduct what would be considered to be a thorough age assessment, so would usually accept the council's assessment of age. The service user says that this is not right. Putting the boy on the street will lead him to bad things.
ACCESSION #
44596857

 

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