Looked after children and care leavers with EU rights

This fact sheet provides an explanation of the arrangements for securing the rights of looked-after children/care leavers who are currently in the UK under EU legal rights, following the vote for the UK to leave the EU. This page is correct as of 18 August 2019. To view more information on EU law rights, including…


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.


Local authority support for asylum-seeking children (UASC)

This page lays out the support owed to unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC) from local authorities, gives up-to-date information on the national transfer scheme and outlines the processes by which to challenge the support given or withheld.


Children in care with immigration issues

Children in care who are not asylum seekers may have an immigration issue that often goes under the radar. It is vital to get them help as soon as possible.