Policy item - Unaccompanied asylum seeking children

Date: January 2021


This briefing gives an overview of the unaccompanied children and young people [UASC] who arrive in Yorkshire and Humber to seek asylum.

It includes information about:

  • routes of entry
  • legal status
  • how the law has changed recently
  • age assessment for young people who arrive without documentary proof of age

What's new in this version of the briefing?

This is an updated version of the briefing we first issued in March 2017 and the following version in November 2018. This version provides the most recent data on UASC arrivals into the UK - we've updated the information on different forms of leave to remain which may be granted to UASC, specifically affecting the children and young people who entered the UK as part of the Calais camp clearance in 2016 and 2017.

Who is the briefing for?

The information will be of use to people working with UASC including social workers, support workers, foster carers and other housing providers, interpreters, health professionals, teachers, tutors, volunteers and anyone with an interest in better understanding the needs of UASC in our communities.

Background information documents:
Unaccompanied asylum seeking children [430 KB]
Migration Yorkshire briefing paper November 2020

Contact for more information:
Dinah Beckett

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