EU Settlement Scheme: Looked After Children and Care Leavers Survey 2020

The Home Office has published the high-level
summary results of a survey it undertook (July to October 2020) of local
authorities in England, Wales and Scotland, and of Health and Social Care
Trusts in Northern Ireland in order to obtain a more accurate estimate of the
numbers of looked after children and care leavers eligible to apply to the EU
Settlement Scheme (EUSS). The total number of looked after children and
care leavers identified by the survey as eligible to apply for
the EUSS was 3,220. As of 30 October 2020, 1,480 applications to the
EUSS had been received. 65% (960) of these applications had been decided,
with 820 resulting in a grant of settled status and 140 granted pre-settled
status.

The report is on the Gov.uk website. A joint briefing was published by The Children’s Society, Coram Children’s Legal Centre and Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit in response to the survey: ‘The application rate of vulnerable groups to the EUSS

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Written by Finley T.