News from The Children’s Society and The Refugee Council:
Parliamentary inquiry into asylum support for children and young people
Link: The Children’s Society
Read the press release about the report’s shocking findings.
Recommendations and our campaign
As a result of the shocking findings this inquiry uncovered, as well as our research and years of work providing direct assistance to young asylum-seekers, refugees and their families, we began the End Forced Destitution campaign.
The campaign’s goal is for the government to adopt recommendations made in the inquiry’s report.
Get involved in our campaign.
Learn more about the:
See Also: The Refugee Council –
A damning parliamentary report published today has found that the asylum support system is failing to meet the needs of many children and families, and in a worrying number of cases, putting children in unsafe situations or ones that will be harmful to their heath.
The Refugee Council submitted written evidence to the parliamentary inquiry into asylum support for children and young people, led by former children’s minister Sarah Teather MP, in December 2012. The inquiry panel comprised MPs from all three main parties, as well as a Bishop, a barrister and the Chief Executive of the Children’s Society, who supported the inquiry. The report, released today, contains evidence from many different organisations and individuals, including experts in the health and well-being of children and asylum seekers living on section 95 support (for people waiting for a decision on their claim) and section 4 support (for those who have been refused).
The full news story is available [here].