Briefing on the National Transfer Scheme, August 2017 You can download a print-friendly version of this briefing here. Background Launched on the 1st July 2016 by the Home Office and Department for Education, the National Transfer Scheme was described as a ‘new voluntary transfer arrangement between local authorities for the care of unaccompanied children who […]
The Children and Social Work Bill was debated by Parliament in 2016-17. RCC briefings on the Bill included the following: a proposed amendment on care planning for the permanence and stability of migrant and asylum-seeking children in care a briefing on the impact of changes to leaving care provisions on former asylum-seeking young people. […]
RCC response to the Department for Education draft statutory guidance for local authorities: Care of unaccompanied migrant children and child victims of modern slavery. You can download a print-friendly copy of this consultation response here. The Refugee Children’s Consortium (RCC) is a group of NGOs working collaboratively to ensure that the rights and needs of refugee […]
We welcome the opportunity to inform the 2017 review of the level of asylum support cash allowance. A print-friendly copy of this submission can be downloaded here. Our comments relate to the 2016 Home Office report on review of cash allowance paid to asylum seekers. Comments are in two parts: overarching observations about the review […]
There are approximately 10,000 unaccompanied asylum seeking children across Europe. Those children in the UK are not, unlike adult refugees, allowed to be reunited with their families here.
Coverage this week by some national newspapers about the transfer of young people from Calais to the UK has been inflammatory, inhumane and may actually put children at risk of harm.
The RCC welcomes the shift in public attitudes towards the refugee crisis and the compassion and generosity displayed by the UK public. It is right that the government has finally pledged to recognise the country’s moral responsibility and accept 20,000 more Syrian refugees over the next 5 years through the existing Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation scheme.However, this […]