Family and Friends Care Statutory Guidance revision

Closed 4 Jul 2018

Opened 10 May 2018


We are seeking views on revisions made to include asylum seeking children being brought to the UK under the Dublin III Regulation to join family or relatives.  

Why your views matter

Asylum seeking children coming to live in the UK can be some of the most vulnerable in the country. The revisions are intended to provide clarity and support to local authorities in fulfilling their role where children are being brought to the UK under the Dublin III Regulation to live with family or relatives. This consultation seeks views on whether the revised guidance provides sufficient advice to local authorities in England engaging in these cases. We would like to know:

  1. Is there anything in the revised guidance that should be amended?
  2. Is there anything further that should be added to the revised guidance?
  3. Do you have any suggestions for further links or resources that could be included?


  • Social workers
  • Team managers
  • Service managers
  • Principle social workers
  • Directors of children's services


  • Friends and family care
  • Keeping children safe in education and other settings
  • Preventing neglect, abuse and exploitation