New guidance available on legal aid for separated children

New guidance from charities working with separated migrant children on accessing legal aid for this group.

In October 2019, The Legal Aid for Separated Children Order 2019 brought non-asylum immigration and citizenship matters into the scope of legal aid for children aged under 18 who are not in the care of a parent, guardian or legal authority.

Coram Children’s Legal Centre, The Children’s Society, Islington Law Centre, Just for Kids Law, and BASW have put together practical guidance to raise awareness  of the change and the types of children and cases covered.

For more information, read our guidance on supporting separated and unaccompanied children to access legal aid in immigration and nationality cases

Care-leavers are not covered by the change but can apply for exceptional case funding – please find out more in our fact sheet.