Evidence shows that the current asylum support system is in urgent need of reform if it is to have regard to the safety and wellbeing of children and meet its obligations to promote children’s best interests. Change is required so that all children can have a good childhood and the best possible start to life.

Month of publication 
January
Year of publication 
2013
Number of pages 
4
Author 
The Children's Society
Category 
Policy and lobbying
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ADCS response to call for evidence to the inquiry into asylum support for children and young people

ADCS welcomes this inquiry into asylum support to ensure that children's welfare is promoted in line with obligations under domestic and international legislation whilst maintaining a fair, just and effective asylum system.

Date published 
January 2012
Number of pages 
2

Asylum Support and Immigration Resources Team (ASIRT) - contribution to inquiry into asylum support

This is a letter from ASIRT contributing to the inquiry into asylum support for children and young people.

Date published 
January 2012
Number of pages 
11

Asylum Support Appeals Project (ASAP) - contribution to inquiry into asylum support

This is written evidence to the parliamentary inquiry on asylum support for children. ASAP is grateful for this opportunity to submit evidence to the inquiry. The evidence on the impact of the low rate of support is supported by their experience of representing destitute asylum seekers with children at the First-tier Tribunal.

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January 2012
Number of pages 
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Asylum Support Inquiry report

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Barnardo's - contribution to inquiry into asylum support

This is a letter about the parliamentary inquiry into asylum support for children and young people. This response is based on the views of their practitioners and experience of delivering services to children and young people in the asylum system.

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January 2012
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Blackburn with Darwen Council - contribution to inquiry into asylum support

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Date published 
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Briefing on asylum support for children and young people - Westminster Hall debate

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Date published 
January 2013
Number of pages 
2

British Association of Social Workers (BASW) - response to inquiry into asylum support

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Date published 
January 2012
Number of pages 
5

British Red Cross - contribution to inquiry into asylum support

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Date published 
January 2012
Number of pages 
10

Call for evidence - inquiry into asylum support

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Date published 
January 2012
Number of pages 
3

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Date published 
January 2012
Number of pages 
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Date published 
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Number of pages 
8

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Date published 
January 2012
Number of pages 
7

Glasgow City Council Social Work Services - response to inquiry into asylum support

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Date published 
January 2012
Number of pages 
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Going it alone: Children in the asylum process

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Date published 
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Number of pages 
8

Home Office summary of the asylum support system

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January 2012
Number of pages 
6

Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA) - response to inquiry into asylum support

This is ILPA's response into the inquiry into asylum support for children and young people. ILPA considers that the current asylum support system fails to promote the welfare of asylum seeking children and young families.

Date published 
January 2012
Number of pages 
5

Joseph Rowntree Foundation - response to inquiry into asylum support

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Number of pages 
5

Katie Bales, PhD student, Northumbria University - response to inquiry into asylum support

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Date published 
January 2012
Number of pages 
10

Kirklees Council response to questions regarding the inquiry into asylum support

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Date published 
January 2012
Number of pages 
2

Law Centre Northern Ireland - response to inquiry into asylum support

This response aims to feed a Northern Ireland perspective into the inquiry into asylum support for children and young people.

Date published 
January 2012
Number of pages 
27

Mother on Section 95 asylum support

This is an interview of a mother regarding the support she gets from the Home Office.

Date published 
January 2012
Number of pages 
15

National Aids Trust (NAT) contribution to inquiry into asylum support

NAT welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the inquiry into asylum support for children.

Date published 
January 2012
Number of pages 
4

North West Regional Strategic Migration Partnership (NWRSMP) response to inquiry into asylum support

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Date published 
January 2012
Number of pages 
9

Northern Association of Support Services for Equality and Achievement (NASSEA) response to inquiry into asylum support

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Date published 
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Number of pages 
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