Claiming asylum as a child

This page outlines the legal process for claiming asylum as a child in the UK. Asylum is the protection granted by a state to someone who has left their home country as a refugee.

UASC leave

UASC leave is granted to unaccompanied asylum-seeking children whose asylum claim has been rejected. This page explains what it is, what the problems with it are, and what the consequences of a grant of UASC leave may be.

Family tracing

This page provides an overview of the law relating to ‘family tracing’ for children: the mechanism by which an unaccompanied child may trace their family members outside the UK.

Family reunion

Refugee family reunion is the legal process by which a recognised refugee (or person with humanitarian protection) can be reunited with their pre-flight dependent family members.

Asylum support resource page

This resource page provides information on asylum support. This includes information on section 95 support and section 4 support.  This page does not deal with unaccompanied asylum seeking children...

Children’s best interests

This page provides information on the concept of children’s best interests, why this concept is important and how to apply it to work with migrant and refugee children.