Unaccompanied children

Every Child Protected Against Trafficking UK (ECPAT UK) has published a report about unaccompanied migrant children going missing from accommodation in the UK. Findings from a freedom of information request, with the assistance of Article 39 and the Helen Bamber Foundation, include: four to five children went missing each month from Home Office-commissioned hotel accommodation; and the total number of children going missing was 45 in a ten-month period. The report calls for the government to prioritise cross-departmental collaboration to ensure the lawful care and protection of unaccompanied children.

Read the news story: 45 unaccompanied children went missing from the hotels in which they were unlawfully housed by the Home Office over 10-month period
Read the report: Outside the frame: unaccompanied children denied care and protection (PDF)

Source: ECPAT UK

Date: 02 July 2022

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