Refugees: Children

Home Office written question – answered on 12th January 2016.

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Photo of Johnny Mercer Johnny Mercer Conservative, Plymouth, Moor View

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the proposal in December 2015 from Save the Children to relocate 3,000 unaccompanied refugee children in Europe.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Minister of State (Home Office) (Security and Immigration)

Holding answer received on 11 January 2016

As the Prime Minister said to Parliament in December, we are looking again at the issue of bringing Syrian children to the UK. In any consideration we must ensure that our proposals are in the best interests of those children affected and do not inadvertently put children at additional risk.

Our Syrian resettlement programme has already resettled vulnerable children as part of family groups, with over 1000 refugees resettled by Christmas.

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