Young refugees and asylum seekers face obstacles in their socio-educational pathways and employability in Catalonia (Spain). This study analyzes the social practice of professionals who provide reception services to young people in not-for-profit organizations. The results show the lack of transformative capacity of social practice, the precariousness of resources, and increasingly restrictive policies weakening the objective of social intervention to promote the social inclusion of these young people in the host society. Therefore, professionals implement “invisible social practices” as strategic support for these young people when the constraints of the reception and integration programs prevent the provision of effective services and support. © 2023 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

DOI: 10.1080/15313204.2023.2263814
ISSN: 15313204