Seeking Support: a guide to the rights and entitlements of separated children outlines the rights of refugee and migrant children in England, and provides advice to professionals on how to support young people in accessing those rights.
This fourth edition of the guide was comprehensively updated and expanded in 2012 from the first, second and third editions published in 2003, 2005 and 2009 respectively. National contact details of agencies that can support separated children are provided at the end of the guide.
As legislation and policy are subject to frequent change, readers are advised to refer to this website for regular updates.
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Migrant Children's Project
The Migrant Children’s Project promotes the rights of refugee and migrant children and young people and works to ensure that they receive the protection and support they need. We provide advice, information and guidance, and training. For more information, visit www.childrenslegalcentre.com
MCP advice line
The MCP advice line offers free and confidential advice on the rights of migrant children and young people and issues affecting them, including children who are separated and those in families. Call 0207 636 8505 (line open 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Thursday), email
or fill out the online enquiry form.