Special issue on 'listening to children'
Guest editorial: Caroline Thomas and Nigel Thomas
Editorial: Roger Bullock
Disabled children who need permanence: barriers to placement
Fostering Now: Messages from research - a summary
Publication date: 2005
About this training programme
There are now thousands of unaccompanied asylum seeking and refugee children living in the UK. Under the Children Act 1989 (England and Wales), children with no one to take parental responsibility for them are ‘children in need’ and entitled to a full range of services from the local authority. The local authority is required by law to identify the needs of each unaccompanied asylum-seeking child in their area, and to provide services to meet those needs.