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Consultation launched on revised statutory guidance for LAs on family and friends care

Guidance includes asylum seeking children brought to UK under Dublin III Regulation

The Department for Education is seeking views on revisions made to the Family and Friends Care Statutory Guidance which include asylum seeking children being brought to the UK under the Dublin III Regulation to join family or relatives. 

The DfE says that asylum seeking children coming to live in the UK can be some of the most vulnerable in the country. The revisions are intended to provide clarity and support to local authorities in fulfilling their role where children are being brought to the UK under the Dublin III Regulation to live with family or relatives. This consultation seeks views on whether the revised guidance provides sufficient advice to local authorities in England engaging in these cases.

The DfE wishes to know:

Responses are required by 4 July 2018.

For the consultation document, click here.