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.

The age assessment process

The age of an unaccompanied child is extremely important. It determines a child’s access to education and support, effects the way in which their asylum claim is processed and can even be a decisive factor in a claim for asylum.

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.