Authors: Kim Robinson
Abstract:Australia and the United Kingdom (U.K) are two important countries of reception of asylum seekers and refugees in the industrialised world. There is a considerable literature examining theoretical debates about forced migration in addition to empirical research on settlement but few studies that focus on the role of frontline workers who are pivotal to that process. The voices of frontline workers are largely absent from current academic research and this study aims to redress this. Responding to the needs of people subject to forced migration and who find themselves disoriented in developed countries is the task of a range of administrators and professionals. They are directly exposed to the lived experience of people subjected to immigration control and separation from home and family.