The two leaflets available on this page are intended to help children, parents and carers understand rights to British citizenship.
We are grateful to PositiveNegative, Gabi Froden and Hogan Lovells, with whom PRCBC has worked, to produce a comic ‘Belonging’ to help raise awareness in support of the first of these leaflets on the rights to British citizenship of EEA and Swiss national children.
Comic and illustration: Gabi Froden and PositiveNegative
EEA and Swiss national children and their rights to British citizenship
The ‘EEA and Swiss national children and their rights to British citizenship’ leaflet is designed specifically for children of EEA and Swiss nationals, their parents and carers. PRCBC’s Trustees are grateful to Hogan Lovells for funding the production of this leaflet, which includes a foreword from PRCBC’s patron, Claude Moraes MEP, and is based on the original PRCBC ‘Children and their rights to British citizenship’ leaflet.
As the UK prepares to leave the EU, it is vital that people born to EEA and Swiss nationals in the UK, and children brought to the UK by EEA and Swiss nationals, understand and are able to secure their rights to British citizenship.
Leaflet (April 2019) available here:
See LegalVoice article: Being British is one thing – proving it is another
See blog: British Born and Bred
Children and their rights to British citizenship
Lack of awareness of British citizenship rights remains a profound concern. Many children are growing up in the UK, including many children born in the UK, either unaware that they are not currently regarded as British citizens or that they have rights to British citizenship. They include many children in care. It is vital that children, their parents and carers, including local authorities, understand these rights and are able to ensure children secure these rights. See article written for NRPFN here
General Leaflet (last updated March 2019) available here:
CHILDREN AND THEIR RIGHTS TO BRITISH CITIZENSHIP (MARCH 2019)
A few hard copies are available for small charities. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org