This briefing considers the policy commitments that the UK Government has made and the action it has so far taken to support unaccompanied and separated children in the UK and abroad: analysing the achievements and challenges, identifying the gaps, and finally making recommendations for improving the protection of unaccompanied and separated children.

It focuses on the following areas in which the UK has committed to policy changes to support unaccompanied and separated children:

  • Resettlement of unaccompanied and separated children and children at risk
  • Reuniting refugee children with family members in the UK
  • Protecting unaccompanied asylum-seeking children who arrive in the UK
  • Protecting trafficked children in the UK 
The refugee crisis in Europe Unicef/2015

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Published: 16 June 2016