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The Home Office has extended its contract with G4S and Serco to provide asylum seekers with accommodation - despite controversy that some people were marked out by having their doors painted red. Earlier this year, G4S had to repaint the doors of the asylum seekers it housed in Middlesbrough and…
Housing Associations and partners across Scotland have pledged up to 350 homes for vulnerable Syrian families. The response co-ordinated by the Scottish RSL Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis will help local authorities home Syrian families being relocated to the UK as part of the Vulnerable Person Relocation (VPR) scheme…
Small charities and faith-based groups are struggling to meet the needs of rising numbers of destitute migrant children and families, according to a report. The organisations are stepping in to provide housing, food and clothing, the study said. But it warned that the voluntary sector faces a lack of capacity…
As the number of displaced children around the world reaches historic levels, experts who work with child refugees will gather at the University of Kent next week. Held in the Darwin conference centre on Thursday 24 November, Child Refugees Welcome? Working together to meet the challenges of the Immigration Acts…
Lone child asylum seekers and trafficked children are going missing at an "alarmingly high rate" from care in the UK, charities have warned. More than 200 of around 760 such children who disappeared in the year leading up to September 2015 have still not been found, they said. Charities ECPAT…
The University of Gloucestershire has won €237,000 of EU funding to lead a project to help schools, universities and other organisations better understand the backgrounds of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. ‘MyStory: Digital Storytelling Toolbox for Diversity’ will help train teachers and school pupils in the use of digital media…
One in four local authorities - including Theresa May's local council - has not accepted unaccompanied refugee children from the Calais Jungle. The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, which contains the Prime Minister's constituency, is one of at least 38 councils in England which have so far not taken…
Hundreds of unaccompanied child asylum seekers are being taken to Britain, moved from a camp in Calais, northern France, as its closure begins. There were 387 unaccompanied minors in the French refugee camp known as “the Jungle” with links to the UK and they are arriving in England in groups…
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has joined the leaders of the Green Party and Plaid Cymru to condemn the Government's "toxic" stance on immigration. The SNP leader signed a joint statement criticising the "divisive rhetoric" from the Tories following Home Secretary Amber Rudd's speech announcing measures aimed at curbing the…
The number of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children being looked after in England has jumped by more than half in the space of a year. A total of 4,210 children claiming asylum in the UK were reported as being in the care of local authorities as of March 31 2016. This was…
Jeremy Corbyn is to announce plans to restore a multimillion-pound fund to help local communities deal with the impact of immigration. But the Labour leader risks sparking a row within his own party, as aides said he was not making it an objective to reduce the number of migrants coming…
Campaigners have welcomed the closure of the controversial Dungavel detention centre but worries have already been raised about its planned replacement. The Home Office announced the immigration removal centre near Strathaven, South Lanarkshire, will close at the end of 2017, with a replacement short-term holding centre to be built close…

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