They live in Europe and the UK, where they are kept in homes or foster families. As a result of Brexit, some of these placed children are now at risk of becoming undocumented, warning associations.
“This means they will not have the right to live in the UK”, Warn AFP Marianne Lagroe, manager of the Koram Children’s Law Center Association, that it helps them. “They cannot access free health care, work, receive benefits, rent housing, learn to drive or have a bank account.” They are also at risk of being deported from a country where they have been staying for a long time, when they are 18 years old.
Migration rules for new arrivals from the EU have been tightened, but as of December 31, 2020, those on British soil can retain their rights if they do not register after Wednesday via the “settlement plan”.
“If you have a job, you can do digital technologies better and it’s easier if you have all your documents.”, Mentions Asmina Siddiqui from the Children’s Association. For children who have been placed or young people who have been, the procedures are more complicated. Some find it difficult to prove their identity, provide the necessary residency documents, or obtain the necessary support for their practices.
According to the Interior Ministry, 3,660 vulnerable youth (up to 25 years of age) have been identified as eligible for residency status, 67% of whom had submitted an application by the end of April. A figure that is often underestimated by associations, which triggers 9,000 vulnerable youth. It is difficult to know their exact number, the nationalities of children not collected in the UK without an identity card.
The Koram Society cites the example of Adam, a 4-year-old Romanian boy who was born in London and separated from his mother. He cannot get a passport from his embassy – his father, his approval is required, is unknown – and social workers are struggling to prove his whereabouts before he can be hired.
Ministry Inside He pledged சங்க 22 million (.6 25.6 million) in support of unions and local authorities and promised to accept late requests, if any. “In fair terms”.