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The University of Southampton
Psychology

Research project: 'Lives on Hold: Our Stories Told' (LOHST) - The Legal and Social Impacts of Covid-19 on Young Unaccompanied Asylum-Seekers in England

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This interdisciplinary research will be able to provide the first detailed study of the effects of the legal and welfare effects of Covid-19 on unaccompanied asylum seekers aged 16 – 25.

The study will examine the extent to which Covid-19 compounds their exposure to risks such as criminal and sexual exploitation and poor mental health. The study will also collect data on how their legal, welfare and civil society representatives are responding to delays in front line services. The evidence from this study will be used to suggest concrete legal, policy and practice proposals to ensure unaccompanied young asylum seekers' rights and welfare are upheld. The study will run for eighteen months until July 2022.

Principle Investigator: Professor Helen Stalford

Associated research themes

University of Liverpool Law School

Related research groups

Centre for Innovation in Mental Health (CiMH)
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