Facing the abyss

Facing the abyss

A conference examining the experiences of separated children seeking asylum and the challenges faced by professionals supporting them.

  • Wednesday 19 September 2012, 9.30-4.30
  • Tavistock Centre, 120 Belsize Square, London NW3 5BA


  • Dr Maggie Atkinson – Children’s Commissioner, England
  • Judith Dennis – Refugee Council
  • Gillian Hughes – Tavistock Centre
  • Zubier Yazdani – Deighton Pierce Glynn Solicitors
  • Lisa Matthews – National Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns
  • Syd Bolton – Refugee Children’s Rights Project, The Coram Children’s Legal Centre
  • Catherine Gladwell – Refugee Support Network
  • Kathryn Cronin – Barrister, Garden Court Chambers
  • Sue Clayton – Filmmaker and Senior Lecturer, Department of Media Arts, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Anna Gupta – Head of Department of Social Work, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Plus a screening of the award-winning film Hamedullah: The Road Home, and presentations from separated young people seeking asylum

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A collaboration between the Departments of Media Arts and Social Work, Royal Holloway, University of London, the Tavistock Centre and Refugee Support Network. Cost: £50/£20 students or those from community/voluntary organisations. Young people seeking asylum may attend for FREE. Places are limited and must be booked in advance. Please contact Liz Hudson or phone 01784 443 379.