Good Practice

Supporting undocumented migrant children in London

Date Posted: 28 October 2015

 This seminar on 28.10.15 explored supporting undocumented and separated migrant children in London. 

A presentation by Ilona Pinter from The Children's Society outlined the policy and legal framework around undocumented migrant children, explaining the tension between immigration rules and the Children's Act. She also gave some examples of good practice by the voluntary sector in their work with these young people. 

Jonathan Price from the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (Compas) spoke about his research on local authority responses to destitute children and families

Catherine Houlcroft from the No Recourse to Public Funds network spoke about good practice by local authorities and the NRPF network's work.

Baljeet Sandhu from the Migrant Children's Legal Unit (MiCLU) explained the immigration framework, how children can become undocumented or separated, and how the voluntary and legal sector can best work with these young people. 

The full event report with summaries of speakers' presentations and participant discussion can be found here.