Are social workers removing children from their families simply because the parents have No Recourse To Public Funds?

Social Workers Without Borders volunteers are deeply concerned by an article released this week by the Guardian Social Care Network titled “We'll house your children, but not you”. In this article, voluntary sector organisations say local authorities across the UK are telling asylum seeking and migrant families with No Recourse to Public Funds that they have a duty to their children and not to them. This interpretation of duty implies that Local Authorities will house children, separating them from their parents who will remain destitute.

Read the full article below, which offers practical advice for practitioners on how to challenge the abuse of families. Please share it with your colleagues and get in touch with SWWB  for advice and support. They are keen to hear your feedback. 

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