Refugee children


What works to protect children on the move?

This rapid evidence assessment provides insights on positive practices to protect children on the move, as well as evidence gaps and recommendations for addressing them.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Tony Burke not telling the full story on unaccompanied asylum seeker children

The Federal Government's refugee deal with Papua New Guinea sparked questions about who will be responsible for unaccompanied minors sent offshore.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Has the number of children in detention dropped from 2,000 to about 75 under the Coalition?

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull claims that, since the Coalition came to power three years ago, more than 95 per cent of kids have been removed from immigration detention.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Children in detention: Is Australia breaching international law?

The president of the Human Rights Commission, Gillian Triggs, claims that under international law, children should not be detained for longer than absolutely necessary for health and security checks.

Adolescent and young refugee perspectives on psychosocial well-being

This project examined psychosocial well-being from the perspective of refugee adolescents in four government schools in Perth, Western Australia.

World youth report 2013: youth & migration

The literature on youth migration and its development impact in countries of origin and destination is sparse. This report attempts to fill this gap and offers a comprehensive account of the life experiences of young migrants.
Literature review

Overweight and obesity among adolescent refugees and migrants arriving in Australia: a review of the literature

The literature review presented in this report aimed to investigate the evidence available for overweight and obesity among refugee and migrant adolescent populations who have recently arrived in their resettlement country.

‘School is where you need to be equal and learn’: insights from students of refugee backgrounds on learning and engagement in Victorian secondary schools

This report presents the findings of a research project conducted by the Schools Support Program at Foundation House. This project sought out the insights of students of refugee backgrounds on the barriers and facilitators to learning and engagement at school.

Australia's man-made crisis on Nauru: six years on

On 14 September 2012, Australia sent the first people back to Nauru under the second version of its offshore processing policy. This joint report examines what is happening to around 900 people who are still stuck on Nauru six years later, including an estimated 109...

Addressing the pain of separation for refugee families

This paper summarises both the continuing and new concerns expressed to the RCOA during our annual national consultations and other discussions with service providers and refugee community members. It proposes alternatives for positive reforms that will benefit those seeking protection in Australia and the humanitarian...