Under 1 minute read
This page sets out possible scenarios of how Ukrainian children and young people might have come to live in kinship arrangements in England and any issues that might arise. It outlines the legal position for each scenario, as well as identifying what support might be appropriate and available.
Other scenarios not covered:
It is impossible to cover the whole range of unique situations and circumstances that may arise, and some situations are still emerging. The government website is updated frequently, and in the first instance practitioners should check whether more updated guidance has been added.
The organisations listed here may be able to provide advice or guidance.
The Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities is responsible for policy regarding Ukrainian children not living with a parent – they refer to these children as ‘unaccompanied minors’. They can provide operational support to local authorities and therefore specific cases and questions can be escalated. They can be contacted using HFUUnaccompaniedMinors@levellingup.gov.uk.