Away from Home – Millions of children are on the move today, both within and between countries. They move with or without their parents. Many of them are very vulnerable to the worst forms of exploitation and abuse. Yet, the needs and interest of children on the move are largely absent from mainstream debates on migration, child protection, child labour, urbanisation and international development. As a result, most governments and international instiutions have failed to develop effective responses to support these vulnerable children.
Away from Home, provides vital insights into why children move, the risks they face and what is needed to better protect and support them. It looks at how policy-makers can protect children on the move, including tackling the worst forms of children’s movement and exploitation.