Summary of risk factors and learning for improved practice
Published case reviews highlight that professionals sometimes struggle to engage with first generation immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees. Families are often unaware of the services and benefits they are entitled to in the UK or may, for various reasons, be reluctant to make their presence in the country known to the authorities.
The learning from these reviews highlights the importance of putting children's rights as children above any consideration of their immigration status, and professionals should actively promote services to families newly arrived in the UK.
Published: June 2014