Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Child

Description

An Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Child  is a PERSON.

An Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Child  is a child who is:

  1. applying for asylum in their own right and

  2. is separated from both parents and is not being cared for by an adult who by law has responsibility to do so.

A child may move between the unaccompanied and accompanied categories whilst their applications are under consideration, e.g.

  • where a child arrives alone but is later united with other family members in the UK

  • a child arrives with their parents or close relatives but is later abandoned

  • a trafficked child

  • one brought in on false papers with an adult claiming to be a relative.

All Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children are also Looked After Children.

For further information on Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children, see the Home Office website.

Also Known As

This NHS business definition is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Plural Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children
Short name UASC