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Unaccompanied asylum seeking child
A child (under 18 years) who is applying for asylum in his or her own right, and who is separated from both parents and is not being cared for by an adult who, by law or custom, has responsibility to do so.
This is a term used within social services to refer to a case that requires the involvement of a social worker or other staff member, but has yet to be allocated to a named practitioner because there is, as yet, no capacity within the organisation to do so.
These are the health, educational, leisure and other needs that are responded to, or supported by, universal services.
The effectiveness with which the needs of “all children & young people” are met is central to achievement of the five “Every Child Matters” outcomes. Educational provision is key to this.
Universal services are those services (sometimes also referred to as mainstream services) that are provided to, or are routinely available to, all children and their families. Universal services are designed to meet the sorts of needs that all children have; they include early years provision, mainstream schools, for example, as well as health services provided by GPs, midwives, and health visitors.
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