[United Kingdom] Children's Rights Could Suffer after Brexit, Charity Warns

19 Mar 2019
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AL JAZEERA NEWS

AL JAZEERA NEWS reports that according to a UK charity, thousands of children of European nationals or those with EU citizenship could fall through the cracks of the UK's registration system after Brexit.
What does the Settlement Scheme mean for children and young people living in the UK?
The scheme is designed to register around 3.5 million citizens in the UK from the EU's 27 countries.They must apply online for 'settled status' if they have lived in the UK for at least five years, or "pre-settled status" if they haven't reached that threshold. The application is free. Those who fail to apply, or who are denied status by June 2021 if the UK leaves the EU with a deal/December 2020 if it leaves without, will become undocumented.

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