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The Impact of Brexit on Children and Families Crossing Borders

A factsheet for professionals protecting children

This factsheet is for local authority social workers although it provides relevant reading for any professional working to safeguard and/or protect children. It explores the impact of the UK leaving the EU on children and families who are crossing, or separated by, international borders.

Children’s rights, EU children in care in the UK, the settlement scheme and future international cooperation in relation to family law cases are explored here and practical steps which may be taken by professionals are also suggested.