Children in care with immigration issues

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This web page is only an introduction and does not cover all the issues. For more detailed information on the rights and entitlements of separated children in care, download the full fact sheet at the side and bottom of this page. This webpage is correct as of January 2020.

This page lays out the support owed to children in care who have immigration issues and outlines the processes by which to challenge the support given or withheld. See also our fact sheet on local authority support for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and our fact sheet on leaving care.

BBC coverage of care leavers whose immigration issues were not resolved while they were still looked after children:

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