Migrants' Rights Network

S17 Hub: A new resource for practitioners involved in Section 17 cases

Project 17 and Youth Legal are pleased to announce the launch of the S17 Hub,  an online resource for advocates, policy workers and lawyers working on s.17 cases. 

The Hub offers the following:

  • NRPF and Section 17 policies for all local authorities in England
  • Information on subsistence rates paid by local authorities under s.17
  • Local authority contact details
  • Anonymised case data to help practitioners spot trends in the provision of support (these cases are being uploaded over the coming month so at present the data is limited but will be growing fast)

In time, more resources will be added. 

Project 17 and Youth Legal hope the hub will help practitioners include wider policy arguments when advocating for individuals, providing evidence of poor practice and improving transparency.

Registration is free, and open to advisers and advocates supporting families with no recourse to public funds. Click here to register.

The Hub can also be accessed through Project 17 and Youth Legal websites.

Anyone wishing to contribute cases to the anonymised database, please complete the  s17 Hub Data Entry form.  All data will be anonymised, but we ask that you keep a record of the cases you load.  Additionally if you have contact details for local authorities we have not been able to obtain please send that information through to us as well as any judgements. 

Youth Legal has a small amount of funding to assist organisations who have many cases that need loading onto the Google form, so if you have over 5 cases to put on the system, please contact Youth Legal and discuss funding loading cases.

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Fabien Cante

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