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Evidence from the Refugee and Migrant Children’s Consortium for the LASPO Post-Implementation Review, September 2018 Since the enactment of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) the effects on migrant children and families has been well documented.[1] This submission gives an overview of these effects, draws […]

Immigration legal advice and representation for children, young people and ...


Integrated Communities Strategy green paper consultation – Refugee & Migrant Children’s Consortium submission, June 2018 Below is an excerpt from the RMCC’s response to the government’s Integrated Communities Strategy green paper consultation. You can read our full response here. Introduction: Building Integrated Communities Question 1 – We define integrated communities […]

Integrated Communities Strategy green paper consultation


Coverage of the Windrush cases and those of long-resident Commonwealth citizens has shone a light on the number of barriers facing individuals who came to this country as children and are entitled to remain in the UK but struggle to regularise their status. This problem extends to other generations including thousands […]

Windrush and the need for shorter routes to regularisation



Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration (ICIBI) call for evidence: The Home Office’s consideration of children’s ‘best interests’ You can download a print-friendly version of this consultation response here. October 2017 The Refugee Children’s Consortium (RCC) is a group of NGOs working collaboratively to ensure that the rights and […]

Home Office consideration of children’s ‘best interests’


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