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Asylum: Children

Question for Home Office

UIN HL3244, tabled on 7 November 2022

To ask His Majesty's Government when they expect to receive the report on age assessment of asylum-seeking children from the expert panel they established; and whether this report will be published.

Answered on

21 November 2022

In December 2021, the Chief Scientific Adviser at the Home Office set up an independent Age Estimation Science Advisory Committee to provide her with independent scientific and associated ethical advice, recommendations for best practice and advice relating to issues raised by key stakeholders on the implementation of scientific methods of age assessment.

We are continuing to work with the committee to finalise their report and considering their advice alongside other sources.

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