News and Debate

December 2017
New Home Office and Department of Education safeguarding strategy for asylum-seeking and refugee children​
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/care-of-unaccompanied-and-trafficked-children 
This document is part of a new safeguarding document for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and  refugee children in the UK. It highlights the importance of access to legal representation and legal advice for children.

January 2017
Updated Home Office guidance on permission to work and volunteer for asylum seekers is now available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/583192/Permission-to-work-v7.pdf

November 2016
Alarming number of trafficked young people going missing from care
Trafficked and unaccompanied asylum-seeking children are going missing from UK care at an “alarmingly high” rate, leading charities ECPAT UK and Missing People say in their report, 'Heading Back to Harm' (Nov 2016) available at: http://www.ecpat.org.uk/content/reports