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.
If you want to refer a young person to the Age Dispute Project please email the team on Age.Disputes@refugeecouncil.org.uk
The team are based in London, Leeds and Birmingham but work beyond these areas. Our colleague in Leeds is running this regular surgery in Wakefield:
|Location||Where?||When?||Who to contact?|
|Urban House, Angel Lodge, Wakefield||Every Tuesday, 9am - 12pm||Melinda - 07387 090 852|
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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