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10 Dec 2019
Following bad publicity around child refugees in conservative-supporting newspapers, and Theresa May’s decision, according to the ‘Dubs amendment’ only 350 unaccompanied children will be taken from this month. Charity representatives said that this...
12 Dec 2017
According to 'The Guardian' the post-Brexit immigration laws may lead to refugee children being separated from their families. These laws contradict the EU Dublin regulation III which states that refugee children have the right to live in extended...
13 Mar 2017
'The Independent' reports that the UK could have taken in up to 100 child refugees a week through fostering agencies, were it not for a Home Office veto.  Charity leader Andy Elvin, the chief executive of TACT Care, the UK’s largest fostering and...
18 Oct 2016
The Telegraph reports that figures show that in the year to September 2015, 65 per cent of the child refugees who had their age disputed were found to be over 18.
23 Sep 2016
The Huffington post reports on claims by charity 'War Child' against British Prime Minister Theresa May, whose “skewed priorities” in the refugee crisis are leaving children at harm. The organization stated that May’s plans to spend £100m on...
05 Sep 2016
The Independent has released shocking new figures for the number of children “failed” by the British government. According to the report, the whereabouts of 360 vulnerable children is unknown, over 200 of whom have been missing for over two years. A...
10 Aug 2016
'News Deeply' conducts an informative Q&A with high-profile former headteacher Dr. Rory Fox on his eye-opening experiences working with refugee children, having swapped British academies for muddy refugee camps in Calais, France. Having set up...
26 Apr 2016
An amendment to the Immigration bill compeling the Government to offer sanctuary in the UK to 3,000 unaccompanied child refugees from Europe was rejected 294 to 276, Alexandra Sims reports for the Independent UK.  The Government resisted defeat...
23 Feb 2016
PressTV reports that British refugee charities have warned about the severe conditions of child migrants in the Jungle migrant camp in Calais saying they have already  identified at least 50 mostly unaccompanied child refugees living in the camp who...
16 Jan 2016
The Guardian reports that a Labour peer who was saved from the Nazis and brought to London in 1939 as part of the Kindertransport programme is calling on ministers to admit thousands of unaccompanied refugee children into Britain, as pressure grows...

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