Resources for working with young people

General resources

These are reports from a range of agencies and organisations nationwide which can be used as resources for learning and best practice examples for the North East.

UNHCR produced a report on participatory assessment of the reception and early integration of unaccompanied refugee children in the UK.

The Children’s Legal Centre in Wales produced a best practice guide for social workers supporting unaccompanied asylum seeking children.

The Children’s Legal Centre in Wales produced information for foster carers about fostering unaccompanied asylum seeking children.

The Independent Care Review in Scotland produced a report to identify the things that were having the biggest impact on children’s lives, and to diagnose the bridges and barriers to long-term change.

National Transfer Scheme

The National Transfer Scheme (NTS) protocol for unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC) has been created to enable the safe transfer of unaccompanied children in the UK from one local authority (the entry authority from which the unaccompanied child transfers) to another local authority (the receiving authority).

Only unaccompanied children that meet the definition of a UASC, as set out in paragraph 352ZD of the Immigration Rules, are eligible to be referred to the NTS.