1. What is Precarious Citizenship? Read about it on IRR  http://bit.ly/1TCeUWs  and attend the conference at Birkbeck Uni #Precariouscitz

  2. Introduction to the Conference

  3. Jen Ang (Legal Education Officer, Migrant and Refugee Children’s Legal Unit (MiCLU), Islington Law Centre)
  4. Click here to listen to the podcast: Listen to Podcast

  5. Introduction: Undocumented, Separated and Settled in the UK – An Overview

  6. Baljeet Sandhu & Anna Skehan, Migrant and Refugee Children’s Legal Unit (MiCLU, Islington Law Centre)
  7. Click here to listen to the podcast: Listen to Podcast
  8. Click here to download the Powerpoint slides: Powerpoint Slides
  9. Ppl find it surprising that u can be born in UK & arrive in teens without papers say @MiCLUteam. Ppl fall thru gaps #precariouscitizenship
  10. 67% of yp cohort in PROTECT study experienced mental health issues #precariouscitz @MiCLUteam
  11. 22 yp out of 52 had protection claims & would be at risk on return which had not been identified #precariouscitz @MiCLUteam
  12. Removing legal aid 4 #immigration cases = huge risk for children & young ppl. UK has a responsibility to protect them #precariouscitizenship

  13. Session 1: Precariousness in a Global Context


    Chair: Dr Elaine Chase (Senior Lecturer, University of London Institute of Education)
  14. Click here to listen to Dr Elaine Chase's introductory remarks: Listen to Podcast

  15. State-induced vulnerabilities and experiences of precariousness among undocumented children and youth

  16. Dr Nando Sigona (Deputy Director, Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS))
  17. Click here to listen to the podcast: Listen to Podcast
  18. Click here to download PDF version of the Powerpoint slides: Powerpoint Slides
  19. 'There is no refugee crisis in the U.K.' @nandosigona. It's a European one. No increase in asylum apps since crisis. #precariouscitizenship
  20. Many of ppl seeking asylum in #EU during #refugeecrisis are late teens. We need 2 talk about transitions 2 adulthood #precariouscitizenship
  21. Data shows whilst asylum EU applications have risen, in the UK it has remained the same! 🌎 #PrecariousCitizenship https://t.co/GNoHWthgjc
    Data shows whilst asylum EU applications have risen, in the UK it has remained the same! 🌎 #PrecariousCitizenship pic.twitter.com/GNoHWthgjc
  22. Do we need a new kind of advocacy - citizenship for all rather than main focus on child rights? @nandosigona #precariouscitizenship

  23. Perspectives from Europe

  24. Lilana Keith (Advocacy Officer, Borders, Detention and Children with Platform for International Co-operation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM))
  25. Click here to listen to the podcast: Listen to Podcast
  26. Click here to download the Powerpoint slides: Powerpoint Slides
  27. @PICUM_post Lilana Keith quote: "this country was not as attached to me, as I was attached to it" #precariouscitz https://t.co/YX5DckdnLS
    @PICUM_post Lilana Keith quote: "this country was not as attached to me, as I was attached to it" #precariouscitz pic.twitter.com/YX5DckdnLS
  28. Children separated from parents through poverty not protection concerns in EU Lilana Keith @PICUM_post #precariouscitizenship
  29. Let's remember, undocumented status is a failure of immigration system, not the young people says Liana @PICUM_post #precariouscitizenship
  30. Lilana at @PICUM_post :'more youth organisations need to get involved with this issue, young people and imm status. #precariouscitizenship

  31. Perspectives from the US

  32. Dr Karen Wells (Reader, International Development & Childhood Studies, Birkbeck, University of London)
  33. Click here to listen to the podcast: Listen to Podcast
  34. Karen Wells interesting on use of language around settlement rather than movement to describe people's experience #precariouscitizenship
  35. Often, children don't realise they are undocumented until they turn 18 - in EU and US @PICUM_post @Karen_wells_bbk #precariouscitizenship

  36. Session 2: Living with Precariousness: Young People Speak Out

  37. Chair: Hannah Rushton (Outreach Manager, The Prince’s Trust)
  38. Click here to listen to the podcast: Listen to Podcast
  39. Click here to download the Brighter Futures Praxis Project Powerpoint slides: Powerpoint Slides
  40. Excited to hear from young people who've lived #precariouscitizenship. Very rare in conference setting. Performance and testimony.
  41. "hardest part is not being able to register with the GP while pregnant" - yp living in with #PrecariousCitizenship 🌎 https://t.co/QTgkHLmtIE
    "hardest part is not being able to register with the GP while pregnant" - yp living in with #PrecariousCitizenship 🌎 pic.twitter.com/QTgkHLmtIE
  42. Inspiring young artists, poets & performers from @Praxis_Project all undocumented due to British gov #racism #shame #precariouscitizenship
  43. Exceptionally talented actor @DajayBrown trustee @PRCBC1 performs on everyday violence of #PrecariousCitizenship on lives of young in UK
  44. An emotional performance by young person describing struggles and fears as an undocumented child #precariouscitz https://t.co/XBXGyHqfWf
    An emotional performance by young person describing struggles and fears as an undocumented child #precariouscitz pic.twitter.com/XBXGyHqfWf
  45. I don't normally cry at conferences. Beautiful monologue performance piece. #precariouscitizenship
  46. 'I cannot remember a day when I did not have to pull myself together' Powerful wds describing life as undocumented child #precariouscitz
  47. "Now I have a son. He is 10 years old. Now he is a prisoner in my world" @Praxis_Project Everyday violence & pain of #PrecariousCitizenship
  48. 'Things that are everyday for others are like climbing Mount Everest for us': what it's like to be undocumented #PrecariousCitizenship
  49. "I don't remember my mother's face. How will I ever go back home? How will I ever find her?" @Praxis_Project #PrecariousCitizenship
  50. One young man asked not to be called undocumented, but forgotten. Forgotten. There's a lot in that. #precariouscitizenship
  51. Thanks to young people sharing their stories of #precariouscitizenship. Makes it so real, sad and infuriating. These voices need to be heard

  52. Session 2: Living with Precariousness: Health and Education

  53. Chair: Dr Matthew Hodes (Senior Lecturer in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Imperial College London)
  54. Click here to listen to Dr Matthew Hodes's introductory remarks: Listen to Podcast
  55. Click here to read the PDF transcript: Read the Transcript
  56. Click here to download the Powerpoint slides: Powerpoint Slides

  57. Impact of precariousness on young people’s mental health

  58. Sheila Melzak (Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, Clinical Director, Baobab Centre for Young Survivors in Exile)
  59. Click here to listen to the podcast: Listen to Podcast
  60. Click here to download the Powerpoint slides: Powerpoint Slides
  61. Long term impact of living with uncertainty & without status, if not addressed, eloquently conveyed by Sheila Melzak #precariouscitizenship
  62. No such thing as voiceless, only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard #precariouscitizenship https://t.co/ZsoY55nuWg
    No such thing as voiceless, only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard #precariouscitizenship pic.twitter.com/ZsoY55nuWg

  63. Healthcare for migrant children: addressing barriers through policy and advocacy work

  64. Anna Miller (Right to Care Project Lead, Doctors of the World)
  65. Click here to listen to the podcast: Listen to Podcast
  66. Click here to read the PDF transcript: Read the Transcript
  67. Click here to download handout of useful resources: Download Handout
  68. Accessing A&E & GPs is free: Anna Miller @DOTW_UK at #precariouscitizenship conf @bbkinstitutes reg w/ GP requires id & proof of address
  69. Did I hear that right? Undocumented women are billed around £5,500 for an uncomplicated birth? What!?!? #precariouscitizenship
  70. Mental health services are also increasingly chargeable for #undocumented migrants in the UK. Terrifying developments #precariouscitizenship
  71. Frustrating that often administrative barriers to undocumented ppl getting the healthcare they are entitled to #precariouscitizenship
  72. primary healthcare is right for all. lack of proof of add or id is not legit reason 2 refuse reg'n says @NHSEngland #precariouscitizenship

  73. Impact of precariousness on education: access, retention and barriers

  74. Catherine Gladwell (Founder and Director, Refugee Support Network)
  75. Click here to listen to the podcast: Listen to Podcast
  76. Click here to download the Powerpoint slides: Powerpoint Slides
  77. Administrative barriers in social work, health and education - not enough capacity in front line services? #precariouscitizenship
  78. Half ur life or 20 years in UK & leave to remain? home tuition fees aug 31 2016 @BirkbeckGEDS says @Refugee_Support #precariouscitizenship
  79. Really honoured to be invited at #precariouscitizenship - tremendous insights into #undoc lives. It reminded me why I do research

  80. Session 2: Living with Precariousness: Young People and Transitions to Adulthood


    Chair: Karen Goodman (Professional Officer, British Association of Social Workers)
  81. Click here to listen to Karen Goodman's introductory remarks: Listen to Podcast
  82. interface between social welfare & immigration law is a huge problem for practitioners says @BASW_UK Karen Goodman #precariouscitizenship

  83. From governing the child to governing the migrant: the experiences of separated and settled undocumented youth in the UK

  84. Hannah Rushton (Outreach Manager, The Prince’s Trust)
  85. Click here to listen to the podcast: Listen to Podcast
  86. Click here to download the Powerpoint slides: Powerpoint Slides
  87. Can u imagine waking up 1 day 2 find out ur not a #citizen? Sounds like novel, but story of 1000s of young ppl in UK #precariouscitizenship
  88. "No-one I knew, knew how to help me" Experience of many young people esp if #undoc. Vital to bring services together #precariouscitizenship

  89. ‘No papers:’ the hope and dreams, everyday lives and life histories of young people living with irregularimmigration status in the UK

  90. Yeṣim Deveci (Senior Lecturer, University of East London)
  91. Click here to listen to the podcast: Listen to Podcast
  92. Click here to download the Powerpoint slides: Powerpoint Slides

  93. Foster care and transitions to adulthood for unaccompanied asylum seeking young people

  94. Dr Ala Sirriyeh (Lecturer in Sociology, Keele University)
  95. Click here to listen to the podcast: Listen to Podcast
  96. Click here to view the Prezi Presentation: View Prezi
  97. @AlaSirriyeh on the importance of foster carers support for their foster children in resolving immigration status #precariouscitizenship

  98. Homelessness: the experiences of undocumented youth

  99. Tom Freegard (Senior Advice Officer, Centrepoint)
  100. Click here to listen to the podcast: Listen to Podcast
  101. Click here to read the PDF transcript: Read the Transcript

  102. Session 3: Addressing the Legal and Protection Needs of Precarious Citizenship


    Chair: Dr Kathryn Cronin (Head of Chambers, Garden Court Chambers
  103. Click here to listen to the podcast: Listen to Podcast
  104. Click here to read the PDF transcript: Read the Transcript
  105. Always fascinating to listen to Kathryn Cronin of @gardencourtlaw on history of migration #precariouscitizenship
  106. Kathrin Cronin privatisation of & recruitment of civil society into immigration control @gardencourtlaw #precariouscitizenship conference

  107. Challenges in becoming a British citizen

  108. Anna Skehan (MiCLU, Islington Law Centre)
  109. Click here to listen to the podcast: Listen to Podcast
  110. Click here to download the Powerpoint slides: Powerpoint Slides
  111. children whose applications sponsored by LA more likely to succeed says Kathrin Cronin @gardencourtlaw #precariouscitizenship
  112. @PRCBC1 some devastating testimony on this @ today's conference. How can a child be of 'bad character'!? Ppl appalled #precariouscitizenship
  113. #precariouscitz reminder that @PRCBC1 is conducting research on "bad character" and its impact on #citizenship for young people.

  114. Growing Up in a Hostile Environment: Legal and policy challenges

  115. Frances Trevena (Head of Policy and Programmes, Coram Children’s Legal Centre)
  116. Click here to listen to the podcast: Listen to Podcast
  117. Citizenship is being recast as a money-making add on to Gvt policy: makes me think of important work of @mobilitymuse #precariouscitizenship
  118. 18 years in care who are undocumented no longer have access to post-18 leaving care support immigration bill 2016 #precariouscitizenship

  119. Cut Off from Justice: Access and barriers to legal aid

  120. Ilona Pinter (The Children’s Society)
  121. Click here to listen to the podcast: Listen to Podcast
  122. Click here to download the Powerpoint slides: Powerpoint Slides
  123. @ilonapin highlights huge impact of #LASPO on young people - thousands of children/yng ppl lost access to #legalaid #precariouscitizenship

  124. Film: Know Your Rights! Young people have their say on immigration advice

  125. Brighter Futures London (Praxis Community Projects)
  126. Know Your Rights! Young people have their say on immigration advice

  127. Session 4: Building a Migrant Rights Movement and Connectionswith Anti-racism

  128. Dr Parvathi Raman (Chair, Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies, SOAS,University of London)
  129. Click here to listen to the podcast: Listen to Podcast

  130. Liz Fekete (Director, Institute of Race Relations (IRR))

  131. Click here to listen to the podcast: Listen to Podcast
  132. Our multicultural society wasn’t a gift, it was fought 4. U r making history - Liz @IRR_News 2 @Praxis_Projects youth #precariouscitizenship
  133. We need to talk about justice, racial justice & the way the undocumented are talked about #precariouscitz
  134. History of youth action against racism & sexism in immigration control to build on now. #undocumentedandunafraid #precariouscitz
  135. Call for an umbrella movement to bring together young people fighting #precariouscitizenship Liz Fekete @IRR_News @bbkinstitutes

  136. Lessons from the US (DREAMERS)

  137. Dr Karen Wells (Reader, International Development & Childhood Studies, Birkbeck, University of London)
  138. Click here to listen to the podcast: Listen to Podcast

  139. Why we must focus on engaging and mobilising young leaders with lived experience

  140. Agnes, Sharon Akaka, Arkam Babar & Chrisann Jarrett (Let Us Learn, hosted by Just for Kids Law)
  141. Click here to listen to the podcast: Listen to Podcast
  142. Click here to download the Powerpoint slides: Powerpoint Slides
  143. Arkam - all my friends are going into final year at #uni and I am stuck at the gates @LetUs_Learn empowering others #precariouscitz
  144. Let us Learn at #precariouscitizenship on the importance of developing young leaders who have experience of migration to build our movement
  145. Fantastic views on #youth participation & how a sense of self & otherness reinforces agency #precariouscitizenship https://t.co/2xdtJeEQVf
    Fantastic views on #youth participation & how a sense of self & otherness reinforces agency #precariouscitizenship pic.twitter.com/2xdtJeEQVf

  146. Farzana Khan (Platform London, SHAKE! Young Voices in Arts, Media, Race & Power)

  147. Click here to listen to the podcast: Listen to Podcast
  148. Farzana Khan SHAKE!. Exploring the colonialist & patriarchal roots of migration policies #precariouscitizenship https://t.co/rqtdAEOQvX
    Farzana Khan SHAKE!. Exploring the colonialist & patriarchal roots of migration policies #precariouscitizenship pic.twitter.com/rqtdAEOQvX

  149. Reflections on the Day: Frances Webber (Vice-Chair,Institute of Race Relations (IRR))

  150. Click here to listen to the podcast: Listen to Podcast
  151. #Immigration law has become so complex now it’s become fundamentally undemocratic - final reflections from #precariouscitizenship #democracy
  152. borders encroaching on every aspect of life from work and housing to going to a club and buying a cooking knife #precariouscitizenship
  153. Summing up today's #precariouscitizenship conf @FrancisWebber we can link with historical struggles against internal border controls
  154. We need to get back to the 70s and 80s when GPs, teachers, council officers, etc resisted immigration checks #precariouscitizenship
  155. Children of migrants voiceless &bear consequences of parents migration status affecting future they have no say over #precariouscitizenship
  156. One young contributor to #precariouscitizenship has been under the care of 22 different social workers and still #undocumented
  157. Culmination of @MiCLUteam #precariouscitizenship conference: organising, young people lead, building on history of anti racism & unions
  158. 'Precarity affects us all, most ppl in UK r just 2 months rent away from #homelessness. We need to act in solidarity' #precariouscitizenship
  159. The #precariouscitizenship conference has been absolutely amazing. I feel confused by how pissed off and inspired I am, simultaneously.