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The Government must address a "big gap" between its position on the Dubs child refugee scheme and evidence submitted by local councils and campaigners, MPs say. Ministers faced a storm of criticism earlier this year after announcing that the programme would close after 350 lone youngsters are brought to Britain…
Ministers are closing a resettlement scheme for child refugees because they fear it is acting as a magnet and luring vulnerable youngsters to a "watery grave". The Government has faced a fierce backlash over its decision to close the Dubs scheme after 350 children have been brought to the UK…
Britain and the US have been accused of showing an "appalling lack of leadership" over the international refugee crisis. Amnesty International claimed the UK Government has shirked its duty in relation to the emergency, pushing thousands of vulnerable people into the hands of people smugglers. It attacked the closure of…
The plight of refugees arriving on the Greek Island of Samos will be told through first-hand experience in the latest distinguished lecture delivered by the Department of Social Work, Care and Justice. Chris Jones, former Professor of Social Work at the University of Liverpool, and now a resident of Samos,…
The UK's four children's commissioners have written to the Government to tell of their "deep concern" at the decision to end a scheme to bring lone child refugees to Britain. The Government last week unexpectedly announced that just 350 children will be given a home in the UK under the…
A raft of celebrities and campaigners are calling on the Prime Minister not to end the Dubs scheme for vulnerable and lone child refugees. The scheme, named after its architect, Labour peer Lord Alf Dubs, will be capped once another 150 unaccompanied children are brought to Britain, on top of…
The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) has added its name to the growing criticism of the Government’s decision to change the arrangements for the care and resettlement of certain child refugees. The so-called ‘Dubs amendment’ scheme, created by Labour peer and former child refugee Lord Alf Dubs and arranged…
The daughter of Sir Nicholas Winton - who was hailed "Britain's Schindler" after saving hundreds of children from Nazi tyranny - has called on Theresa May to reverse the closure of the Dubs refugee scheme. Barbara Winton issued a personal appeal to the Prime Minister amid a mounting storm over…
Theresa May is coming under growing pressure to admit unaccompanied child refugees to the UK, after the Archbishop of Canterbury declared himself "saddened and shocked" by a decision to limit numbers. Urging ministers to lift a cap of 350 on admissions under the so-called "Dubs amendment", the Most Rev Justin…
A furious backlash has erupted after it emerged that only 350 lone child refugees will be brought to Britain from Europe under the so-called Dubs Amendment. The number is well below the 3,000 campaigners originally called for the UK to accept. Ministers introduced the scheme last year after coming under…
Mental health support for people held at immigration removal centres is "patchy", experts have warned. A report said many detainees have been through traumatic events and they all face an uncertain future. While some centres are providing good care for detainees, others are leaving people feeling as though they are…
Syrian children now living as refugees in Lebanon are being given psychological care to help them overcome the trauma of war thanks to support from a Scottish charity. The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (Sciaf) is helping to fund its partner agency Caritas Lebanon to provide one-to-one counselling and group…
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