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Legal Update: Migrant looked-after children

With one in 10 children in care being non-British, local authorities need to do more to identify and address their needs, says Marianne Lagrue, policy manager at Coram Children’s Legal Centre.

Asylum age assessments are unethical

The Home Office is clearly ramping up the use of age assessments for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, making inflammatory suggestions that predatory men are abusing the system by pretending to be children, and talk of new “scientific” methods of determining age.

Legal Update: Care and immigration status

Aayad Lami, solicitor at Coram Children’s Legal Centre, explains what support councils should provide to non-British children in care to ensure their immigration issues are identified earlier.

Legal Update: Support for Afghan children

Marianne Lagrue, policy manager, Coram Children’s Legal Centre, assesses what political upheaval in Afghanistan means for the support that councils should provide to looked-after children and care leavers.

Denying refugee children protection

With new asylum legislation going through parliament, Joyinola Layonu, legal and policy assistant at the Migrant Children’s Project at Coram Children’s Legal Centre, looks at concerns for children’s rights.