[noborders-brum] Like Any Other Child? A compassionate...system, opt-out - Help wanted with funding applications

Frank Corrigan frank.corrigan at frankslist.info
Thu Jan 31 22:27:11 UTC 2008

Dear Subscriber,

1) Like Any Other Child? A compassionate...system, opt-out
2) Help wanted with funding applications

1) A compassionate...system for children

I am writing to advise that the Home Office has published an update to
it's con-sultation on unaccompanied children seeking asylum.

Proposals: A compassionate immigration system for children

See also: 

MF welcomes child asylum review but warns against swifter removals

Border and Immigration Agency publishes proposals for unaccompanied 
children seeking asylum.

Response to government reform paper on unaccompanied children seeking asylum

Planning better outcomes and support for unaccompanied asylum seeking

Draft code of practice consultation

Written ministerial statement

• Placing unaccompanied asylum seeking children a network of with
specialist local
authorities to ensure they receive the expert services they need.

• Better procedures to assess age in order to ensure children and adults
are not accommodated together. We will establish a working group with
key stakeholders to gain consensus on how we move forward in this
complex area of public

• Ensuring that we resolve a child’s immigration status more quickly and
therefore enable care planning to focus on integration or safe early
return to the country of origin for unaccompanied young people.

• Putting in place better procedures for identifying and supporting asylum
seeking children who are the victims of trafficking paying particular
attention to those who are at risk of going missing or at risk of
further harm or exploitation. We will ensure that proposals around
reform are developed in accordance with the Council of Europe
Convention on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings.

• Third, the Home Secretary announced a review of the UK’s reservation
to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child on 14 January.


Asylum seeker children entrapped in poverty
About publication: Like Any Other Child? 

Home Office to review immigration opt-out on child rights charter

When is a child not a child? Asylum, age disputes and the process of age assessment

2) Help wanted with funding applications

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Yours faithfully

Frank Corrigan
frank.corrigan at frankslist.info

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