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Guidance regarding legal aid for unaccompanied and separated children

Applications should be made for Exceptional Case Funding

Following the statement made to parliament on 12 July 2018 concerning immigration legal aid for unaccompanied and separated children, the Ministry of Justice is working on the necessary legislation and guidance.

Meanwhile, the MoJ has published a letter as interim guidance under section 4 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012. The letter states that those representing unaccompanied and separated children should apply for legal aid via the Exceptional Case Funding Scheme.

The letter continues:

For the full text of the letter, click here.