Rise in child refugees sparks calls for mandatory transfer scheme

Fiona Simpson
Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Amid a rise in unaccompanied asylum-seeking children coming to the UK, council chiefs in Kent say voluntary national support scheme has failed and call for it to be made compulsory to share pressures around the country.

The National Transfer Scheme sees councils take unaccompanied children into care.
The National Transfer Scheme sees councils take unaccompanied children into care.

Picture: Refugee Council

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