Migrant women and babies held in shocking conditions, MPs find

Women with babies and very young children were among 56 migrants held in a cramped room covered with thin mattresses at a unit in Dover, MPs say. Members of the home affairs committee have expressed their...

BME people in England still facing racial inequality, report says

A comprehensive review on race equality in England has warned that the government’s approach is at risk of failing international human rights obligations.
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National Transfer Scheme could be made compulsory unless councils ‘get behind’ rota system

The National Transfer Scheme (NTS) could be made compulsory if local authorities do not “get behind” a voluntary rota system to house unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC), the children’s minister has...

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Children’s mental healthcare

The Children’s Commissioner for England has published a briefing setting out the support children with mental health needs receive from the NHS in England. Findings include: the overwhelming majority of NHS children’s mental health spending goes...

Child refugees

The Guardian reports that the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales (BHRC) has published a fact finding report one year after the demolition of the Calais refugee camp, which finds that as many as 400 unaccompanied children, claiming to...