Working with Age Disputed Children and Children in Detention

 The Refugee Council delivers training for social workers across the UK on issues relating to age disputes and age assessments. Please see the Refugee Council Training section for more information.

If you want to refer a young person to the Age Dispute Project please email the team on

New reportAge Dispute Report 2014

The Refugee Council has just published the end of year report for the Age Dispute Project for 2014.  Read the report ...

Age Disputes

The Age Dispute project is a specialised post working with young people who have been age disputed by either the Home Office or by local authorities.

Children in Detention

Over half the referrals we received in 2012 were for age disputed children being held in detention centres around the UK.

Find out more about children in detention.

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