A young unaccompanied asylum seeker is a child under the age of 18 who is applying for asylum in their own right and has no adult relative or guardian in the UK.

Asher Craig is Deputy Mayor with Responsibility for Children’s Services, Education and Equalities at Bristol City Council. She has spent 30 years as a community activist, leader and management consultant.

In this video, Craig discusses how the council have worked together with numerous organisations and stakeholders to build stable networks to support unaccompanied asylum-seeking children. She highlights the benefits of creating this expert network and the positive impacts it will have to ensure services can continually improve their support.

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Local authorities and organisations have a duty to protect unaccompanied asylum seeking children when they are in their care. In this video, Bristol City Council discusses the partnership work they have undertaken with local stakeholders to best support unaccompanied asylum seeking children and provide the them with the care they need.

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