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Separated migrant children are  those children who have become  separated from their parents or  carers once outside their country  of origin. Many of these children arrive in this country from abroad requiring support and care from the immigration and  welfare systems in this country.

This report highlights that a focus on addressing the immediate safety and stability of these children means their long-term needs are often forgotten about or avoided altogether

It calls for these children to have a ‘durable solution’ – a  lasting outcome which  addresses all of their  needs, considers their  own view and leads to  the child successfully transitioning into adulthood,  whether they remain in  England or return to their  country of origin.

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Lucy Gregg and Natalie Williams
Policy and lobbying