This web page is only an introduction and does not cover all the issues. For more detailed information on the rights and entitlements of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC), download the full fact sheet at the side and bottom of this page.
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. See also our fact sheet on supporting asylum-seeking children joining their family under the Dublin Regulation, and our fact sheet on age disputes.
For Welsh users, the Welsh government has published best practice guidance with Children’s Legal Centre Wales for certain professionals working with unaccompanied asylum seeking children in Wales.
What support are child asylum seekers (UASC) entitled to?
What is the national transfer scheme?
Should children (UASC) be accommodated under section 17 or section 20?
‘Looked after’ status, entitlements and care planning
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