Unaccompanied migrant children

Community Care reports that an unannounced inspection of the detention of migrants arriving in Dover in small boats carried out by HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) in September found that unaccompanied asylum-seeking children are waiting “far too long” at a Kent intake unit, receiving inadequate welfare interviews and, in some cases, being mistakenly sent to adult detention facilities. The report recommends that the Home Office should ensure that its practice at Dover complies with its duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children arriving in the UK.

Read the news story: Unaccompanied children held for ‘far too long’ at intake unit and some sent to adult centres, say inspectors
Read the report: Report on an unannounced inspection of the detention of migrants arriving in Dover in small boats (PDF)

Source: Community Care

Date: 27 October 2020