Good practice in social care for refugees and asylum seekers

Background: Identifying and responding to social care needs and the asylum process

There are several key points in the asylum seeking process that provide an opportunity for identifying and responding to social care needs, as illustrated below. There needs to be an emphasis on:

Figure 1:

1. Plans for unaccompanied asylum seeking children who have been given discretionary leave to remain in the UK involve considering three possible outcomes of a grant of status and leave to remain in the UK, return to the country of origin or remaining in the UK without any status being granted.