‘No Recourse to Public Funds’, insecure immigration status and destitution: the role of social work?

Natalia Jane Farmer*

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Abstract

Those with insecure immigration status in the UK maybe subject to a condition known as ‘No Recourse to Public Funds’ and risk the prospect of facing destitution within the complex landscape of a discriminatory immigration system. This article examines ‘No Recourse to Public Funds’ and reports findings from ethnographic research. It documents tensions between immigration legislation and social services’ statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of destitute ‘No Recourse to Public Funds’ families with children.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)357–367
Number of pages11
JournalCritical and Radical Social Work
Volume5
Issue number3
Early online date30 Aug 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017

Keywords

  • social work
  • immigration status
  • destitution

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