The exploration of destitution that confront asylum seekers in the UK: the role of social work profession

Negash, Goitom M. (2010) The exploration of destitution that confront asylum seekers in the UK: the role of social work profession. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The perspectives of this dissertation focus on the state of asylum seekers and explored the impact of destitution on asylum seeking children, families and adults. The writer unravels some government policy that separates the deserving from the undeserving, in particular the denial of welfare benefits to asylum seekers and violation of human rights. The writer also reveals that social workers, who work within the welfare system are increasingly being given a role of immigration officer, that are contrary to the values and principles of the caring profession. It was evidenced that asylum seekers residing in the UK whose claims have been refused have exhausted their right to appeal and are not entitled to state support except families with children. In addition to this, they are not allowed to work. Recent research conducted by the London School of Economics estimated, there are ‘500,000 failed asylum seekers in the UK’ (Topping, 2009) This agrees with the findings, asylum seekers face the most uncertain situation. Government policy on support system of rejected asylum seekers appears not to serve the purpose. It was also revealed by the researches that, social work to certain degree have failed to address the plight of asylum seekers.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:15
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/812

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