LGA responds to Children’s Society report on EU settlement scheme

"Vulnerable groups unable to complete the EU Settlement Scheme may be given some flexibility and it will be important to identify well in advance those who may need support to access the scheme after the deadline."


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Responding to a report by the Children’s Society which says that European children in care in the UK could be facing uncertain futures because their immigration status has not yet been secured ahead of a June deadline, Baroness Blake, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, said:

“Councils continue to support children who are in or leaving care through the EU Settlement Scheme where appropriate.

“However, the impact of the current pandemic on capacity across councils, the legal system, embassies and the organisations providing outreach needs to be considered. Vulnerable groups unable to complete the EU Settlement Scheme may be given some flexibility and it will be important to identify well in advance those who may need support to access the scheme after the deadline.”