Research finds one in 10 children in care have unresolved immigration issues

At least one in every 10 children in the care system have unresolved immigration or citizenship issues, a new report has found.

The South London Refugee Association and Coram Children’s Legal Centre also found more than 10,000 young care leavers in England face uncertain and unsafe futures unless their immigration status are resolved.

The charities warned the problem could be worse than it seems as 41 local authorities had missing or incomplete data on the immigration status of children in their care.

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