The Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens (PRCBC) is the first and only organisation to focus directly on children and young adults and their right to British citizenship. PRCBC is hosted by Migrants Resource Centre (MRC).
Many children and young adults are eligible to register as British citizens, but do not do so for various reasons. We aim to raise awareness of registration and the importance of citizenship, as well as to support and increase the number of children and young adults who register as British citizens.
The first main object of PRCBC is the relief of poverty by the provision of legal advice, aid, assistance and services, relating to the registration of children as British citizens, to those persons who could not otherwise obtain such provision due to lack of means.
The second main object of PRCBC is the advancement of education, particularly but not limited to matters relating to the legal framework of British citizenship status.
ABOUT OUR WORK
In partnership and with support from other organisations and individuals with similar aims, we:
- Raise awareness of the importance of registration
- Run monthly advice surgery slots for young persons who are destitute, isolated or have very limited income (please see below for referral form)
- Provide legal advice and casework for young persons
- Identify and carry out extensive legal research of law, policy and the application of these (some of this work has been funded by the Strategic Legal Fund (SLF))
- Train lawyers and agencies working with young persons such as Social Services and voluntary organisations
- Work in partnership with private, voluntary and statutory bodies to influence law, policy and practice
- Monitor unlawful and poor practice and challenge this by any legal remedy available
- Increase the capacity of advice in London and other cities by providing training and supporting advice agencies and other networks
Our work is hosted by Migrants Resource Centre (MRC). Some of our advice, casework and litigation is delivered under legal aid funding, a small grant from Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the support of qualified volunteers.
For basic information on British Citizenship, you may wish to read our Leaflet for Parents, Carers and Children, which can be found at this link: