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Migrant care leavers: Duties of Welsh local authorities under the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014

Published 17 August 2016 / By COMPAS Communications

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This briefing provides information on the duties of local authority social services departments in Wales to migrant children and young people who are leaving care. The briefing considers the eligibility of migrant care leavers with various immigration statuses, including those who have been through/are going through the asylum system, to leaving care services under the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014. It also provides information on the leaving care services that are provided by local authorities, the assessment process local authorities are required to undertake when migrant care leavers are excluded from leaving care support by immigration legislation, and additional considerations for local authorities in respect of migrant care leavers over and above those with British citizenship. It is intended for those working in local authorities undertaking assessments of need and/or providing services, and to service users and those providing assistance or advocacy support to service users.


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