Independent Age Assessment



Each year, many hundreds of children arrive in the UK seeking asylum; some arrive with documentation, many others do not.  Some of those young people become age-disputed, either by the Home Office, or local authorities, whose job it is to support unaccompanied children.

Assessing a young person's age is not an exact science.  It requires expertise and skill to draw together information from a range of sources and come to a balanced conclusion.

As independent social workers we are experienced in immigration and asylum matters and will conduct assessments without bias or the pressure of working to tight budgets, thresholds and performance targets.

For a comprehensive list of all current UK cases related to Age Disputes and Age Assessment please see our Caselaw section

In addition to Age Assessments, we are able to conduct independent DOLS Best Interests Assessments, Human Rights and Expert Witness Reports.



Age Assessment
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
Human Rights Reports
Expert Witness