The no recourse to public funds (NRPF) condition is applied to the leave of most migrants in the UK as a legitimate means of maintaining and protecting our economic resources.
In those cases where leave has been, or is being, granted for family or private life reasons the NRPF condition can be lifted on application to the Home Office if that is necessary to meet the welfare needs of children. In addition, immigration legislation specifically provides for children to remain eligible for support from a local authority under section 17 of the Children Act 1989, and an assessment of welfare needs will be part of providing that support.
Information about NRPF is held on individual case files for applications, which do not indicate whether an individual is part of the UK’s resident population. Wider population data, such as that requested in relation to the London Borough of Croydon, and that requested for all households nationally, is not held by the Home Office.