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Home Office: policy guidelines unaccompanied children

The site including definitions. Information on applications and appeals. Link provided by asylum support.

Link [Last update: 2006-06-29; 12:51]

Refugee Council: support and advice for unaccompanied refugee children

The Refugee Council employs around 30 advisers who travel all over the country to support unaccompanied asylum-seeking children. The Children's Panel of Advisers represent many different countries and languages.

Link [Last update: 2006-06-29; 12:52]

Unaccompanied Minors Team

Borough of Kensington and Chelsea website.
The UMT was established in December 1998 in response to the increasing numbers of unaccompanied asylum seeking and refugee children coming to the UK.
Useful list of services and links.

Link [Last update: 2006-06-29; 12:53]

Separated Children in the UK (2001)

Save the Children UK and the Refugee Council commissioned this report,in 2001, to assess the then current issues facing separated children who arrive in the UK.

Link [Last update: 2006-06-29; 15:32]

UNHCR: Protection and assistance to unaccompanied and separated refugee children (2001)

This document offers a broad introduction the international rights of unaccompanied; it discussed children in the military, sexual violence and abuse, child headed households. A comprehensive document.
Link takes you to UNHCR homepage and then copy 'Protection and assistance to unaccompanied and separated refugee children' into serach box on the right.

Link [Last update: 2006-06-29; 15:37]

MEDACT: Providing health care for refugee children and unaccompanied minors

A short article by Margaret A Lynch, Professor of Community Pediatrics, Guy's, King's and St Thomas' School of Medicine.

Link [Last update: 2006-06-29; 15:48]

DH: Guidance on accommodating children in need and their families

Guidance on accommodating children in need and their families. This Local Authority Circular covers guidance to councils with social services responsibilities on providing assistance to families of children in need, and to lone children including unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC), in the light of the amendments to Sections 17 and 22 of the Children Act 1989 which came into effect when the Adoption and Children Act 2002 received Royal Assent on 7 November 2002.

Link [Last update: 2006-06-29; 15:50]

Save the Children: Working with asylum children at ports (2002)

Save the Children have produced a set of comprehensive guidance notes about working with unaccompanied asylum-seeking children. These include practical tips for working with unaccompanied asylum children on arrival at ports.

Link [Last update: 2006-06-29; 15:54]

Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children: Research in Practice

Report complied in 2004. Scroll down to read research presentations.

Link [Last update: 2006-06-29; 15:51]

The ARC Project

ARC, the Asylum Seeking and Refugee Children: Developing Good Practice Project website, is a new online resource from NCB aimed at practitioners and managers from: Children's services; Education; Foster care; Health sector;
Refugee community sector; Residential care and Voluntary sectors.

Link [Last update: 2006-08-30; 15:32]

Who can consent to the medical treatment of an asylum seeking child who is unaccompanied or separated from his/her parents?

Information and advice from The Children's Legal Centre.

Link [Last update: 2006-06-29; 15:59]

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