Councils gear up to tackle needs of refugee children and families

Neil Puffett
Monday, October 12, 2015

Local authorities and refugee charities are preparing to support the 20,000 Syrian refugees to be resettled in the UK, while a large rise in the number of unaccompanied children is already putting some councils under pressure.

The UK has pledged to rehome 20,000 Syrian refugees, many of them children and young people, via the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme. Picture by: Ivan Romano / Demotix / Demotix/Press Association Images
The UK has pledged to rehome 20,000 Syrian refugees, many of them children and young people, via the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme. Picture by: Ivan Romano / Demotix / Demotix/Press Association Images

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