The Children’s Society is concerned with the welfare and rights of all children and young people, working in particular with young runaways at risk on the streets, refugee children, disabled children, young carers and those within the youth justice system, enabling them to voice their needs and define solutions to the issues affecting them.
This project will provide direct support to young people, and aim to equip social workers to identify and address immigration problems among undocumented young people in the care system. It will provide direct training to social workers in 13 target areas and produce a national guide and resources. The project will mean that children with irregular status are given support to resolve this before they turn 18, and that issues of immigration status will become more integral in the care planning process.
You can watch the film from this project here