Migrant Childrens Project update August 2010

Migrant Childrens Project Update August 2010

The Migrant Childrens Project (previously Refugee and Asylum Seeking Childrens Project) aims to help non-immigration specialist professionals working with asylum seeking and refugee children find out about this group of childrens rights and entitlements.

If you have any queries or feedback about the information provided in this newsletter or on the website, please contact Kamena Dorling at mcp@essex.ac.uk.

New Resources

New FAQ - What should be done if someone with refugee status or humanitarian protection was granted 5 years leave to remain and this is due to expire?

New FAQ - In what circumstances can a separated or unaccompanied asylum seeking child be removed to a safe third country?

New casenote - R (Medical Justice) v Secretary of State for the Home Office [2010] when the High Court ruled that removing people, including unaccompanied children, from the UK without giving them at least 72 hours notice was unlawful - click here

Recent Reports

Independent Chief Inspector of the UK Border Agency new report: Family Removals: A Thematic Inspection, January – April 2010

Latest News

Closure of Refugee and Migrant Justice:

Refugee and Migrant Justice cases – Updated Urgent Guidance from the Legal Services Commission

Refugee and Migrant Justice clients lose High Court bid


Romanians jailed for making their children beg and steal

ECPAT and the Body Shop call on the Government to provide system of guardianship for child victims of trafficking

Closure of Yarls Wood family unit:

Clegg signals end of child detention with Yarls Wood family unit closure

Yarls Woods family unit to close

Family wing at Yarls Wood detention centre to close


Immigration inspector criticises dawn raids on families facing deportation

Home Offices refugee removal policy unlawful

Age disputes:

Iraqi pupil to be thrown out of Britain over age dispute

Seeking Support

The Seeking Support guide still available - please phone 01206 877910 or email The Migrant Childrens Project (see address above) for copies.


  • The Childrens Legal Centre has launched an exciting and innovative new website for young people. www.lawstuff.org.uk provides legal advice and information on a range of issues affecting young people such as education, employment, discrimination and being in care.

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