Age Disputed Children and Children in Detention
The Age Dispute Project works with children who are assessed to be over 18 years of age. The consequence of this is that they cannot access the correct support from social services and are treated as adults by the asylum system, meaning they are often placed in detention centres or housed with adults in unsuitable accommodation.
How to refer a young person to the Age Dispute Project
If you want to refer a young person to the Age Dispute Project please contact the team at Age.Disputes@refugeecouncil.org.uk or on 020 7346 1134.
The team are based in London, Leeds, Birmingham, Liverpool and Derby but work beyond these areas.
- Read the 2018 Age Dispute Project report
- Read the 2014 Age Dispute Project report
- Read the 2013 Age Dispute Project report
Children in Detention
Over half the referrals we received in 2012 were for age disputed children being held in detention centres around the UK.
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