Policy paper

Unaccompanied asylum-seeking children family reunion: policy statement

Statement of policy in relation to family reunion of unaccompanied children seeking international protection in the EU or the UK.

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Statement of policy in relation to family reunion of unaccompanied children seeking international protection in the EU or the UK

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This Act paper constitutes the government’s statement of policy in relation to the family reunion of unaccompanied children seeking international protection in the EU or the UK, pursuant to Section 17(1) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018.

The government has made a domestic policy commitment, published in ‘The Future Relationship with the EU – The UK’s Approach to Negotiations’ on 27 February 2020, to seek to negotiate a reciprocal agreement for family reunion of unaccompanied children seeking asylum in either the EU or the UK, with specified family members in the UK or the EU, where this is in the child’s best interests.

Published 16 March 2020