A Brexit and children coalition
Members of ECRU are working closely with over 30 children's rights organisations, academics and practitioners across the UK as part of a Brexit and Children coalition. The coalition raises public awareness and briefs parliamentarians regarding the specific implications of Brexit for Children. Its activities have led directly to a series of proposals for amendment to the EU withdrawal bill, aimed at providing better protection for children as the UK prepares to leave the EU.
EU settlement scheme
ECRU is now focusing its efforts on ensuring that the EU settlement scheme - the new immigration process that all EU/EEA/Swiss nationals living in the Uk will have to go through - is implemented in a way that protects children. We are currently working with the Home Office to ensure that looked after children, Roma children, children with criminal convictions and children with disabilities have appropriate information, support and access to the EU settlement scheme before the deadline of 30 June 2021.
We have also been working with Professor Kathryn Hollingsworth (Newcastle University) to draw attention to the ways in which the Scheme disadvantages children with criminal convictions. See our briefing paper:
How The New EU Settlement Scheme Potentially Disadvantages Children with Criminal Convictions
If you would like more information on the work of the Brexit and Children coalition, please email Professor Helen Stalford.
Brexit Research Briefings
Support secured for amendments seeking to protect children post Brexit
Making Brexit work for children and young people
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