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Age assessment: time for progress?
  1. C A Michie
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr C A Michie
    Ealing Hospital NHS Trust, Uxbridge Road, London UB1 3HW, UK;


Care provided to unaccompanied asylum seeking minors in Britain is currently compromised by the issue of age assessment. Existing guidelines are rarely followed leading to striking defects in the protection for a high risk group of children and adolescents.

  • age assessment
  • asylum seekers
  • child protection
  • Children Act
  • teenagers

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