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 2016, 3175 separated children claimed asylum in the UK. These children, like many others, arrive in the UK seeking protection. They are children who leave their country of origin because they are no longer safe, due to conflict, political instability or other reasons, and who then undertake long and difficult journeys to get to the UK.

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.   

The Children's Section provides the following services:

Children's Panel Advice Service Trafficked Children's Projects
Age Dispute and Detention Project Youth Development Project
My View - Children's Therapy Refugee Cricket Project

Latest updates

September 2017 - Official asylum stats published

Please see our briefing for the latest figures for unaccompanied children seeking asylum in the UK.

Children in the Asylum System - August 2017

September 2017 - New offices in Brighton & Bristol!

We recently recruited two new Children's Advisers who will be working Brighton and Bristol. This will increase our scope and enable us to reach more unaccompanied children in the South East and South West of England. See our contact page for their details. We have also recruited another new colleague who will be starting in Manchester in October. More details coming then...