EU Settlement Scheme: Children in Care

Part of Home Department – in the House of Commons on 7th June 2021.

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Photo of David Simmonds David Simmonds Conservative, Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner

I welcome the Government’s commitment that we will learn lessons from Windrush and ensure that vulnerable people, especially children, do not find themselves with a question mark over their status in years to come. Will my hon. Friend confirm that the offer of support to care leavers making applications out of time includes those who were aged 18 to 25—and therefore had care leaving status under the Children Act 1989—before 31 December 2020, not just those who were under 18 at the time? Will he consider tweaking the case study provided in the Home Office guidance to make that absolutely clear?