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 
2014
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 2014
Number of pages 
10