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

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Just 39% of children or young adults in care have applications to remain in UK after Brexit

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.

The Children’s Society has found that just 39% of children in care, or young adults who have recently left care, have had applications to remain in the country after Brexit made on their behalf. It says this is “unacceptable” and that councils across the UK need to work urgently to identify EU citizens in their care.

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