Unaccompanied asylum seeking children

The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration has published a report looking at the Home Office’s handling of unaccompanied asylum seeking children and how it ensured the best interest of the child were considered throughout the asylum process. The report covers the reception and intake of unaccompanied asylum seeking children; age dispute and age assessment; the National Transfer Scheme, and decision making. The report is published in conjunction with an academic literature review. The Home Office has published a response to the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration’s report.

Source: Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration

Further information: An inspection of how the Home Office considers the ‘best interests’ of unaccompanied asylum seeking children (PDF)
Literature review: Home Office treatment of unaccompanied asylum seeking children (PDF)
The Home Office response to the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration’s report (PDF)

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