Immigration: EU Nationals:Written question - HL13781

Asked by Lord Greaves
Asked on: 18 February 2019
Home Office
Immigration: EU Nationals
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children in care in England are citizens of other European countries and do not have dual nationality with the UK; and what steps are they taking to ensure that they are granted settled status.
Answered on: 04 March 2019

This data is not regularly collected by local authorities.

The Home Office has a comprehensive vulnerability strategy and we are working in partnership with vulnerable group representatives, local authorities and other experts to identify user needs and provide the needed support. Five local authorities participated in the recent Private Beta test phase of the Settlement Scheme and made applications on behalf of some looked after children in their care

Local authorities have been participating in teleconferences to help inform and prepare them for the full opening of the scheme on the 30th of March 2019. In addition, specific guidance is being produced to assist local authorities in making applications on behalf of looked after children and a unique number is available to them to call the Settlement Resolution Centre with access to specialist support.

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