Age Assessment | BASW Practice Guide
The age assessment of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC) and young people has been an established and important element of social work practice since the Merton Judgement in 2003.
With the introduction of the Nationality and Borders Act in 2022 and the Illegal Migration Act in 2023 this task has become more crucial than ever.
This Guide brings together best practice on age assessment, useful techniques and information as well as exploring the relationship between existing and new legislation on age assessment and the implications.
The law on asylum and immigration is, of course, UK wide, so this guide will be of use to those social workers who work with UASC across the four jurisdictions of the UK.
A BASW webinar dedicated to discussing the changes being brought in by the Illegal Migration Act and Nationality & Borders Act. This will be of particular interest to social workers across the UK who work with unaccompanied asylum-seeking children.