Social Work, Immigration and Asylum: Debates, Dilemmas and Ethical Issues for Social Work and Social Care Practice

Social Work, Immigration and Asylum: Debates, Dilemmas and Ethical Issues for Social Work and Social Care Practice

By: Debra Hayes (editor), Beth Humphries (editor), Chris Brown (contributor), Steve Cohen (foreword_author)Paperback

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The practical and ethical challenges facing human service professionals working with refugees, asylum seekers and other people subject to immigration controls are discussed in this much-needed book. The contributors explore the tensions that exist between traditional anti-oppressive values and the role professionals increasingly play as 'gate keepers' to services. Drawing from the experience of practitioners working in child protection and family support, disability, the criminal justice system, asylum teams and immigration tribunals, Social Work, Immigration and Asylum will prepare professionals working in these and related fields to deal with the complex situations of people subject to immigration control and to develop interventions appropriate to their differing needs.

About Author

Debra Hayes is a senior lecturer in the Department of Applied Community Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has worked with the Greater Manchester Probation Service. Since her time at Manchester Metropolitan University her research and writing has focused on immigration and asylum issues. Beth Humphries was a writer and researcher who practised, taught and studied social work for many years. She worked in universities across the UK, and her special research interest was in social work, immigration control and asylum. She published extensively in this field.


1. History and Context: The impact of immigration control on welfare. Debra Hayes, Manchester Metropolitan University. 2. The Construction and Reconstruction of Social Work. Beth Humphries, Lancaster University. 3. Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Welfare and Social Work. Beth Humphries. 4. Dilemmas of Care and Control: The work of an asylum team in a London borough. Rosemary Sales, Middlesex University and Rachel Hek. 5. Immigration is a Social Work Issue. John Collet, Rochdale Asylum Seekers Team. 6. Social Work Intervention: The deconstruction of individuals as a means of gaining a legislative perspective to remain in the United Kingdom. Chris Brown, Social Worker. 7. And now it has started to rain: Support and Advocacy with Adult Asylum Seekers in the Voluntary Sector. Peter Fell, Revive Project, Salford. 8. Social work responses to accompanied asylum-seeking children. Peter Grady, Manchester Metropolitan University. 9. `Not Our Problem': The provision of services to disabled refugees and asylum seekers. Jennifer Harris and Keri Roberts, University of York. 10. Asylum seekers as Offenders and Victims in the Criminal Justice System. Angela Montgomery, Humberside Probation Service. 11. A Comparative Analysis of European Resettlement Programmes for Young Separated Refugees. Michael Wells, Social Worker and Susanna Hoikkala, University of Helsinki. 12. Asylum-Seeker and migrant children in Ireland: Racism, institutional neglect and social work. Bryan Fanning, University College Dublin. 13. Conclusion. Debra Hayes and Beth Humphries.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781843101949
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781843101949
  • weight: 354
  • ISBN10: 1843101947

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