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Children in Care: Migrants

Question for Home Office

UIN 125338, tabled on 18 February 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of eligible children in the care system who have not yet been granted settled status.

Answered on

28 February 2022

The Home Office continues to work closely with Local Authorities to monitor their progress in making and supporting applications to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) on behalf of eligible looked after children and care leavers.

The latest survey indicates that, as of 30 November 2021, of the 3,895 looked after children and care leavers identified by the survey as potentially eligible to apply, 3,705 applications to the EUSS had been received (95%). 2,840 (77%) of these applications had been decided, of which 2,245 (79%) had resulted in a grant of settled status and 420 (15%) in a grant of pre-settled status. The full survey can be found at:

EU Settlement Scheme: looked-after children and care leavers survey 2020 to 2021 - GOV.UK (

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