Asylum: Children

Home Office written question – answered on 3rd April 2020.

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Photo of Lord Hylton Lord Hylton Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many offers to receive vulnerable unaccompanied children who are currently in Europe have been received in (1) 2019, and (2) 2020, by the Home Office from (a) local authorities, (b) care and fostering agencies, and (c) private individuals.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department

An error has been identified in the written answer given on 27 March 2020.

The correct answer should have been:

The Home Office works closely with local authorities and third sector partners in order to identify suitable placements for unaccompanied children for transfer to the UK from Europe under our existing obligations.

The Government remains fully committed to relocating the specified number of 480 unaccompanied children to the UK under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016 (the Dubs Amendment) as soon as possible. We will publish a full data set on the transfers once we have fulfilled this commitment.

Over 220 children were transferred to the UK under section 67 when the Calais camp was cleared in late 2016. Since then we have been making further progress with Greece and the other participating states, to transfer more eligible children to move closer to achieving this commitment

The Home Office works closely with local authorities and third sector partners in order to identify suitable placements for unaccompanied children for transfer to the UK from Europe under our existing obligations. The Home Office also has regular engagement with a range of third sector partners.

The Government remains fully committed to relocating the specified number of 480 unaccompanied children to the UK under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016 (the Dubs Amendment) as soon as possible. We will publish a full data set on the transfers once we have fulfilled this commitment.

Over 220 children were transferred to the UK under section 67 when the Calais camp was cleared in late 2016. Since then we have been making further progress with Greece and the other participating states, to transfer more eligible children to move closer to achieving this commitment

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Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department

The Home Office works closely with local authorities and third sector partners in order to identify suitable placements for unaccompanied children for transfer to the UK from Europe under our existing obligations.

The Government remains fully committed to relocating the specified number of 480 unaccompanied children to the UK under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016 (the Dubs Amendment) as soon as possible. We will publish a full data set on the transfers once we have fulfilled this commitment.

Over 220 children were transferred to the UK under section 67 when the Calais camp was cleared in late 2016. Since then we have been making further progress with Greece and the other participating states, to transfer more eligible children to move closer to achieving this commitment

The Home Office works closely with local authorities and third sector partners in order to identify suitable placements for unaccompanied children for transfer to the UK from Europe under our existing obligations. The Home Office also has regular engagement with a range of third sector partners.

The Government remains fully committed to relocating the specified number of 480 unaccompanied children to the UK under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016 (the Dubs Amendment) as soon as possible. We will publish a full data set on the transfers once we have fulfilled this commitment.

Over 220 children were transferred to the UK under section 67 when the Calais camp was cleared in late 2016. Since then we have been making further progress with Greece and the other participating states, to transfer more eligible children to move closer to achieving this commitment

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Photo of Lord Hylton Lord Hylton Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government what offer the Home Office received from TACT Care, a fostering charity, to place vulnerable unaccompanied children from Europe in appropriate homes in the UK.

Photo of Lord Hylton Lord Hylton Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect the Home for Good charity to receive the vulnerable unaccompanied children that it identified as having already been processed by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Europe.

Photo of Lord Hylton Lord Hylton Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the comments by Compassion in Politics reported in The Guardian on 29 December 2019 about delays in accepting vulnerable unaccompanied children from Europe, particularly from Greece, for care in the UK.