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Strategic Legal Fund for Vulnerable Young Migrants

Funder collaborative seeks a legal system that is fairer and more supportive of migrant children and young people in the UK.

The Strategic Legal Fund (SLF) for Vulnerable Young Migrants, housed at the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association, uses strategic litigation to tackle systemic discrimination and disadvantage faced by vulnerable migrant children and young people because of their own or their family’s immigration status.

An SLF grant provides an opportunity for the work of legal practitioners and community organisations to have more impact as the aim of strategic litigation is to change unfair laws and policies.



The fund supports pre-litigation research and evidence gathering that is needed to build a test case for strategic litigation. It also supports third-party interventions in cases where they assist the court to reach a judgement that protects migrant children’s rights.

The Strategic Legal Fund is the UK’s only dedicated strategic litigation fund. This collaborative advances Unbound’s System strategy, to support litigation that will stop or revoke unfair policies and improve accountability in the immigration system.

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Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Trust for London, Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, and the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.

Using strategic litigation to tackle disadvantages faced by vulnerable migrant children and young people

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