For some children and young people growing up in London, it will be obvious they need support with their status. Children who arrive in the UK and seek asylum, either with their families or alone, will need help through the asylum system. Children and young people from countries in the European Union and the wider European Economic Area (EEA) will also need support over the coming years.
But there are many more children and young people who may be unaware of any issues with their citizenship or residence rights. Young Londoners sometimes grow up in the UK from an early age without knowing that they are undocumented. They go through life not realising their unresolved immigration status or the implications it will have later in their life.