This web page is an introduction. For more detailed information and legal guidance, download the full fact sheet at the side and bottom of this page. This webpage is correct as of February 2019.
This fact sheet provides an overview of the age assessment process, and applies to separated children and young people – particularly those who are claiming asylum.
Why is age important?
Home Office age assessments
Local authority age assessments
Challenging an age assessment
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