KIND UK will train commercial lawyers to support children with immigration issues

Advice agencies have taken inspiration from Angelina Jolie-Pitt and joined forces to offer legal support to vulnerable migrant children.

An estimated 65,000 young people born and educated in Britain have no legal right to reside here under immigration law.

A number of advice agencies are now working in collaboration to set up a ground-breaking pro bono project, which will help vulnerable children secure citizenship rights.

Kids In Need of Defence (KIND) UK will be modelled on a similar American scheme, co-founded by UN refugee agency special envoy Jolie-Pitt, and the Microsoft Foundation in 2008.