When and how to undertake a human rights assessment
Practice guidance for local authorities
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14 October 2021
1.1 Supporting people with no recourse to public funds
1.2 How to use this guidance
Schedule 3 Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002
2.1 What is the purpose of Schedule 3?
2.2 How does Schedule 3 apply in practice?
2.3 Who can undertake the assessment?
2.4 When and how should the assessment be recorded?
2.5 How is the template structured?
2.6 What are the possible outcomes?
3.1 Eligibility for social services’ support
3.2 Establishing destitution in the UK
3.3 Excluded groups
Barriers to return
4.1 Legal barriers
4.2 Practical obstacles
4.3 Conclusion and next steps
5.1 Home Office decisions
5.2 Identifying a human rights breach
5.3 Conclusion and next steps
6.1 When does Schedule 3 apply to an EEA national?
6.2 When can a human rights assessment be undertaken?
Appendix A: summary table
A.1 Table: benefit entitlement and establishing eligibility for social services’ support
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