All Questions

All of the question and answers.

I am in the UK on my own. What should I do?

If you are not here to claim asylum and if you are a child under 18 you should find some help. Speak to Childline, a confidential, free advice...

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How long does a criminal record stay with you for if you were a child when the crime was committed?

For most purposes, under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, you no longer have to declare a criminal conviction after a certain period of...

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How old do I have to be to pay for my dentist treatment?

You do not have to pay for NHS dental treatment if you are:

under 18 under 19 and in full-time education pregnant or you’ve had a baby in the... Read more

How old do I have to be to pay full train fares?

Typically, you don’t have to pay full fares until you are 16.

If you are aged between 5 and 15 you will probably be entitled to a 50%...

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How old do I have to be to get married?

If you are 18 years old, you can get married without your parent’s (or someone with parental responsibility’s) consent (agreement).

If you...

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What does asylum mean?

Asylum is the protection given by a country’s government to someone who has left their own country to escape serious harm that they are afraid of...

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Can I change my name?

If you want to change your name, you have to sign a deed poll. This is a legal contract where you give up your old name and are allowed to use...

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What is a migrant?

A migrant is someone who moves from one country to another country, usually for a long term or permanent reason such as work or joining family.

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How old do I have to be to have sex?

The age of consent (agreement) is the age you are allowed to have sex. In England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales the age of consent is 16...

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What is a refugee?

A refugee is someone who is outside of their own country because they have a fear of being seriously harmed there because of their race, religious...

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