Special Focus: Child Migrants
Leader slams government after council receives fraction of national funding to support unaccompanied asylum seeking children
Digest: Boost for unaccompanied child supportSubscription
Sajid Javid pledges further cash after settlement announcement
Islington LBC used technology to identify vulnerable families who may be entitled to help
The abrupt ending of the scheme to bring unaccompanied child refugees to the UK, made possible by the Dubs amendment to the Immigration Act, has caused widespread outrage.
Initiative to bring unaccompanied child refugees to the UK to close at end of March
Calls for government to fully meet costs
Councils are struggling to find suitable placements for unnaccompnaied asylum seeking chidlren and cover the costs of care following the sharp increase in numbers arriving from Calais, research has found.
A 1% increase in the number of children looked after by councils during 2015-16 was down to a rise in the number of unaccompanied asylum seeking children, new figures show.
Kent CC leader calls on government to ’push the button’ on mandatory scheme amid claims Home Office is failing to follow spirit of Dubs amendment
Lords highlight failings on child migrantsSubscription
A Lords committee has highlighted a number of failings in how unaccompanied child refugees are treated in England, with the large regional variations in numbers being supported putting services under strain.