FAQs regarding Ukrainian children and young people living in kinship arrangements in England
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There are increasing numbers of children in England who have fled the war in Ukraine and are being raised by kinship carers. Precise numbers are not known. The situation facing them when they arrive is complex. Eligibility for support can be affected by the immigration route they travelled on and the type of kinship arrangement they are living in. This FAQ Guide sets out the key immigration and child welfare information relevant for these families. It is written for social workers, other practitioners and families and is the result of a collaboration between Family Rights Group, Coram BAAF, Coram Children’s Legal Centre and Children and Families Across Borders. The work was initiated by Family Rights Group’s Chief Executive and is funded by Save the Children UK.
This FAQ guide should not be used to give legal advice and is for information and guidance only. For advice on individual cases, assistance should be sought from an independent regulated legal adviser.