Safeguarding Children: Promoting Welfare-Preventing Harm
- 08:30 - 16:30
- Manchester Conference Centre
Kamena Dorling is Group Head of Policy and Public Affairs at Coram, leading the Coram group’s policy advocacy, focussing in particular on children’s rights, access to justice and access to education. Kamena also runs the Migrant Children's Project at Coram, which promotes the rights of children affected by immigration control in the UK. She has worked on children's rights and issues facing refugees and migrants for over fourteen years, including at the Freedom from Torture, and as Assistant Director of Women for Refugee Women. She has an LLM in International Human Rights Law.
Kamena wrote the guide Seeking Support: A guide to the rights and entitlements of separated children, the fifth edition of which came out in 2017 (and the fourth in 2012), and has co-authored a number of reports including Administrative detention of children: A global report (2011), Happy Birthday? Disputing the age of children in the immigration system (2013); Growing up in hostile environment: The rights of undocumented migrant children in the UK (2013); 'This is my home': Securing permanent status for long-term resident children and young people in the UK (2017); and ‘Rights without remedies: Legal aid and access to justice for children’ (2018)