Asylum: Children

Home Office written question – answered on 7th September 2015.

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Photo of Kirsty Blackman Kirsty Blackman Shadow SNP Spokesperson (House of Lords)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people granted temporary asylum as children have been denied permanent asylum upon applying as an adult in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Minister of State (Home Office) (Security and Immigration)

When a child passes the age of 18 and their Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC) leave expires, they are no longer considered to be a UASC and are therefore required to take steps to return voluntarily or seek further leave to remain. If the individual does not seek to regularise their stay through further applications or leave is not granted they may be removed in accordance with the Immigration Rules and published Home Office policy should they fail to leave voluntarily.

The table below provides the number of individuals refused further leave in each of the last 10 years where they had been previously granted UASC leave.

Year of Further Leave ApplicationNo of FL Refusals
20050
20066
200750
2008156
2009483
2010870
2011871
2012631
2013505
2014374

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