EU children in UK care system could become 'undocumented' adults, charity warns

Lisa O'Carroll - The Guardian

According to this article from the Guardian, "thousands of children of EU citizens who have been taken into care may become 'undocumented' adults with no right to work, rent a home or receive benefits, a charity has warned." Children who are EU citizens who are in the UK care system need to apply for settled status to remain in the UK and the deadline for application expires in three months. "Under the new immigration laws, this could mean they lose the right to work, claim financial support from the government, rent a home, hold a bank account or access further education, and could even face deportation." The Children's Society charity "is now calling for the Home Office to commit to accepting all out-of-time applications for looked-after children and care leavers and to protect their status in the interim."