Not a minor offence: unaccompanied children locked up as part of the asylum system

Author: Refugee Council
Category: Refugee and asylum seeking children

25th May 2012

This report discusses the situation of children detained as part of the asylum process because a decision has been made to treat them as adults.

It explains how the Refugee Council Children's Section helps these young people to get out of these harmful situations and includes examples of young people who have been detained and found to be children.

The report makes recommendations for policy and practice to improve the situation for other young people.