Symposium 6

Age Assessments of Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children: Developing constructive ways forward

Date: Thursday 21st July 2016

10.30 am – 4pm

Venue: Royal Holloway University of London

Room 1-03

11 Bedford Square

London WC1B 3RF

Assessing the ages of unaccompanied and separated children seeking asylum is a contested and controversial area of work. The Association of Directors of Children (ADCS) has issued guidance for social workers to follow when undertaking age assessments, but these continue to be subject to legal challenges. This round table seminar brings together policy makers, practitioners and academics to discuss the implementation of the ADCS guidance and consider constructive ways forward that support ethical social work practice and promote the rights and welfare of unaccompanied children and young people.