Applying to the Child Maintenance Service

When parents separate they both still have certain responsibilities regarding their children. This includes ensuring that their children have somewhere to live and providing for them financially.

Family tracing

This page provides an overview of the law relating to ‘family tracing’ for children: the mechanism by which an unaccompanied child may trace their family members outside the UK.

Family reunion

Refugee family reunion is the legal process by which a recognised refugee (or person with humanitarian protection) can be reunited with their pre-flight dependent family members.