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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

Unaccompanied Foreign Migrant Children in South Africa

Type :
Policy briefs
Author :
Skelton, A. and Ngidi, K.
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This policy brief focuses on unaccompanied foreign migrant children and it highlights key policy gaps which lie in the area of access to the care and protection system; denial of education due to lack of documentation; arrest and detention on account of immigration status and the inaccessibility of documents that can legalise the unaccompanied foreign migrant children’s stay in South Africa. Unaccompanied foreign migrant children must be treated as children in need of care and protection and be afforded the benefits that come with that status.