Information on legal issues affecting young refugees and migrants
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 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.
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.
This fact sheet includes information on what leaving care support is, who is entitled to it and the impact of a immigration status on the right to support.
This page is an introduction to Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights – the right to respect for private and family life. Article 8 is relevant to many immigration cases.
This page provides some information on access to further education (FE) in England for children and young people with immigration issues. This includes education at college, school sixth forms, centres of adult education, and some information on apprenticeships.
This page outlines access to primary health care in England for migrant and refugee children, young people and families. Primary health care includes: GPs, dentistry, eye tests, family planning services and prescriptions.
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.
This page provides information on no recourse to public funds conditions applied to immigration leave, including what they cover and how to remove them.
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.