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A strong and united voice for refugee and migrant children What is the Refugee Children’s Consortium? The Refugee Children’s Consortium (RCC) was established during the passage of the 1999 Immigration and Asylum Bill through Parliament. The RCC began as, and remains, a lobbying group that brings together organisations with expertise in […]

A strong and united voice for refugee and migrant children ...


A strong and united voice for refugee and migrant children   What is the Refugee Children’s Consortium? The Refugee Children’s Consortium (RCC) was established during the passage of the 1999 Immigration and Asylum Bill through Parliament. The RCC began as, and remains, a lobbying group that brings together organisations with expertise […]

What is the Refugee Children’s Consortium?


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 […]

Briefing on the National Transfer Scheme, August 2017



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 […]

Children and Social Work Bill


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 […]

Department for Education draft statutory guidance for local authorities


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: […]

Home Office asylum support review 2017




Security company G4S has announced that they are to be awarded the contract to run the welfare services at the new family detention unit at Tinsley House by the Home Office. The new unit replaces Cedars pre-departure accommodation, where welfare services had been provided by the children’s charity Barnardo’s. The […]

Statement on decision to award G4S contract to run new ...


There is no automatic entitlement for children to access legal aid. For refugee, asylum-seeking and migrant children, their status in the UK means they are more likely to require legal advice for immigration or asylum cases, or to enforce other rights in the UK.

Access to Justice: briefing for Westminster Hall debate