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.

Legal aid (and exceptional case funding)

This page provides information on legal aid for migrant and refugee children in England and Wales. Legal aid is funding provided by the government to help meet the costs of some types of legal advice to people otherwise unable to afford legal representation.