We are working to ensure that there are effective routes to regularisation for all young migrants and that the best interests of refugee and migrant children are a primary consideration in all decisions affecting them.

CCLC supports refugee and migrant children, young people and families, providing advice and information on their rights and legal representation. We use evidence from this front-line work to secure positive change in policy, legislation, case law and practice to protect and promote the rights of all migrant children.

We chair the Refugee Children’s Consortium, a group of over 50 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working collaboratively to ensure that the rights and needs of refugee children are promoted, respected and met in accordance with relevant domestic, regional and international standards.

We co-chair the National Asylum Stakeholder Forum Children’s Subgroup with the Home Office, and sit on a number of central and local government stakeholder groups as well as UK and International coalitions and advisory boards, including:

Recent briefings and consultation responses

The fee barrier: can you afford the place you call home?
November 2017

Submission to House of Lords Select Committee on Citizenship and Civic Engagement call for evidence
September 2017

Response to Consultation on the Mayor’s Vision for a Diverse and Inclusive City
September 2017

Briefing: A settlement for European children in the UK
July 2017

Evidence for the Department for Education National Fostering Stocktake
June 2017

Department for Education consultation on draft guidance ‘Care of unaccompanied migrant children and child victims of modern slavery’
March 2017

Response to Joint Committee on Human Rights Inquiry into Children’s Rights
October 2016

Evidence for British Future Inquiry: Status of EU nationals in the UK
September 2016

Evidence for APPG on Refugees Inquiry: Refugees Welcome? Inquiry into the experiences of new refugees in the UK
September 2016

Briefing for Children and Social Work Bill Second Reading House of Lords, Second Reading
June 2016

Making a fair contribution: A consultation on the extension of charging overseas visitors and migrants using the NHS in England
March 2016

Evidence submitted to Select Committee on the European Union on Unaccompanied minors in the EU
March 2016

The Liberal Democrats: a Blueprint on Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children
March 2016

Immigration Bill House of Commons Committee Stage: Local Authority support and schedule 3 amendments
November 2015

Immigration Bill written evidence for House of Commons Committee Stage 
October 2015