The Children’s Section

Welcome to the Children's Section

We offer advice and support to unaccompanied children seeking asylum in England.


Banner created by the young people attending the Children's Section Social Evening and Refugee Youth.

The Children's Section works to safeguard and improve the lives of separated children seeking asylum.

In 2017, over 2500 separated children were referred to the Refugee Council's Children's Section. These children claim asylum in the UK, arriving alone, with no family to support them. They are seeking safety and protection, having to leave their country of origin due to conflict, political instability or other reasons. These children undertake long and difficult journeys to get to the UK.

See the latest statistics for Children in the Asylum System

If you are working with an unaccompanied child who is seeking asylum and think we may be able to help, refer them to our service  by clicking here.

Our advisers work around England offering advice to children and other professionals. To see where we are currently operating advice surgeries, please click here or call 020 7346 1134.   

From January 2019 the Children’s Panel will be known as the Children’s Advice Project.

Our services for separated children remain the same, so please don’t hesitate to contact us with any queries about children or requests for support.

The Children's Section provides the following services:

     The Children's Advice Project     
Age Dispute Project     
     Trafficked Girls and Boys
Youth Development Project
     Refugee Cricket Project
My View - Children's Therapy