Unaccompanied asylum seeking children: national transfer scheme

National transfer procedure on transferring unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC).


National transfer scheme protocol for unaccompanied asylum seeking children

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National transfer scheme (NTS) procedure, transfer flow chart for the safe transfer of UASC from one UK local authority to another, frequently asked questions about the NTS and the NTS cases of concern process.

Published 1 July 2016
Last updated 5 September 2022 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance to reflect changes to the scheme's operating threshold and transfer deadline which became effective on 24 August 2022.

  2. Updated the 'National Transfer Scheme Protocol for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children' document with a new version.

  3. Updated national transfer scheme protocol document. National transfer scheme FAQs added. National transfer scheme: causes of concern flow chart added.

  4. First published.