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Good practice in services for refugee children

The preceding chapters have provided an overview of some of the salient issues relating to the reception, education and social care of refugee children. On the basis of the examination of host countries’ responses, it is possible to provide an outline of principles of good practice. These will be identified and explored in the context of an examination of macro, meso and micro aspects. Specifically, six elements of good practice are identified here; access and entitlement, participation, holistic practice, interagency collaboration, cultural sensitivity and reflexivity, and evaluation. These are examined in turn to highlight salient issues relating to research and practice. The chapter will conclude with consideration of the potential for transferring good practice from one reception country to another.