Local authority (section 17) support for migrant families

This page provides some information on local authority support for migrant families. This includes what section 17 support is, eligibility for support, child in need assessments and challenging a refusal or withdrawal of support.


Explaining your status while your extension application is being decided

If you have limited leave to remain in the UK, you will need to apply to the Home Office to extend your leave before the limited leave finishes. If you make a valid, in-time application to extend your leave, then your permission to stay will keep going until you receive a decision (and any appeal decision). This is known as section 3C leave.