'Boy Overboard'

A book about children, war, dreams, and asylum

The United Kingdom Shelters Many

The United Kingdom is known for offering asylum to children under the age of 18 who seek it. Some helpful resources for those in the UK include:



Resource for UK Children Seeking Asylum http://www.safenetwork.org.uk/help_and_advice/best_safeguarding_practice/Pages/unaccompanied-asylum-seeking-children.aspx


UK Defines Asylum Seekers and Gives Statistics for Children under 18 Who Have Requested It

http://www.nursingtimes.net/safeguarding-children-4-needs-of-refugees-and-asylum-seekers/199586.article


Public Health England Information on Asylum Seekers

http://www.chimat.org.uk/default.aspx?QN=PIMH_REFUGEES

United Nations Policies and Information on the State of Refugees

United Nations Policy on Safeguarding Asylum

http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae68c958.html


United Nations: The State of the World’s Refugees

http://www.unhcr.org/4444afc70.pdf

Popular Children's Books about Asylum Include:

In the Sea There are Crocodiles by Fabio Geda

My Two Blankets by Irena Kobald and Freya Blackwood

Asylum Seekers by Cath Senker

After Tomorrow by Gillian Cross

The Day My Father Became a Bush by Joke van Leewen