This joint report with UNICEF UK, produced by the Counter Human Trafficking Bureau (CHTB), assesses the costs and financial benefits of establishing a legal guardianship service to protect and support unaccompanied and separated migrant children. Our analysis demonstrates that the economic case for a guardianship service becomes even stronger when we factor in financial benefits once separated children reach adulthood.
Month of Publication 
July
Year of Publication 
2 014
Number of pages 
55
Author 
The Children's Society, UNICEF UK
Category 
Research
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The costs and benefits of guardianship – summary

This briefing summarises the findings of our report with UNICEF UK assessing the costs and financial benefits of establishing a legal guardianship service to protect and support unaccompanied and separated migrant children. Our analysis demonstrates that the economic case for a guardianship service becomes even stronger when we factor in financial benefits once separated children reach adulthood.
Date published 
July 2 014
Number of pages 
10