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April 26, 2017

‘Dubs scheme’ announcement – reaction from Safe Passage

Reacting to the news that the government will accept another 130 unaccompanied refugee children from Europe under the ‘Dubs scheme’, Rabbi Janet Darley, who has been working with Citizens UK’s Safe Passage project, ...

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April 14, 2017

Spring Newsletter

It has been a busy few months for Safe Passage. There have been disappointments: we fought the closure of the ‘Dubs’ scheme for some of the most vulnerable refugee children ...

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April 13, 2017

Campaigning developments – the ‘Dubs scheme’

On 8th February, after just four months in operation, the Government announced it would be closing the ‘Dubs’ scheme for child refugees by the end of the financial year, limiting ...

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March 29, 2017

Government’s request to stay family reunification cases of unaccompanied minors from France refused by the court.

The Home Office’s application to stay Judicial Review proceedings on the cases of two refugee children affected by the Home Office’s policy on transfers of unaccompanied minors from France to ...

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March 24, 2017

Safe Passage wins Social Justice Campaigner Award

Safe Passage, a project powered by Citizens UK, has been awarded the Social Justice Campaigner prize at the Shelia McKechnie Awards. The awards celebrate the best campaigns and campaigners – ...

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NEWS
March 14, 2017

Home Office publish criteria for ‘Dubs scheme’ children from Greece, Italy and France as International Development Committee hears from Alf Dubs on the scheme’s immanent closure

The Home Office has published the selection criteria for the remaining 150 children it will transfer to the UK under section 67 of the Immigration Act (popularly known as the ...

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NEWS
March 14, 2017

Legal developments

  On Tuesday 28 February we were granted permission to bring legal action over Home Office’s failure to implement family reunification for unaccompanied refugee children in Europe   Mrs Justice Lang ...

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February 14, 2017

Top public figures and campaigners urge Theresa May to save ‘Dubs’ scheme

Over 200 leading public figures are calling on Theresa May not to end the Dubs scheme for vulnerable child refugees in Europe. In an open letter, Carey Mulligan, Gary Lineker, ...

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PRESS
April 11, 2017

Charities call on government to urgently transfer 80 children from Dunkirk ruins to family in the UK

In response to the fire which razed the Dunkirk refugee camp to the ground last night, leaving hundreds of people homeless, charities are calling on the UK government to transfer ...

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PRESS
April 11, 2017

Dunkirk fire: Statement on unaccompanied minors

Bishop Jonathan Clark, who works with Safe Passage, a programme which has been working with unaccompanied minors in the Dunkirk camp since April 2016 said: “There are over 50 unaccompanied ...

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PRESS
March 7, 2017

Lord Dubs, faith leaders, MPs and public figures in last-ditch attempt to rescue “Dubs scheme”

Today [7 March] MPs will vote on whether the government should re-consult with local authorities on their ability to accommodate vulnerable refugee children from Europe, effectively keeping the ‘Dub’s scheme’ ...

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PRESS
March 1, 2017

Safe Passage welcome vote in favour of Dubs scheme and call on MPs to vote in favour of amendment to save the scheme next Tuesday

MPs have voted 254-1 in favour of a motion expressing disappointment at the closure of the Dubs scheme and urging Government to re-consult with councils to identify space to help ...

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PRESS
February 28, 2017

Citizens UK granted permission to bring legal action over Home Office’s failure to implement family reunification for unaccompanied refugee children in Europe

Today Mrs Justice Lang, sitting in the High Court granted Citizens UK permission to go to a full hearing in order to challenge the government’s failure to take adequate steps ...

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PRESS
February 23, 2017

Safe Passage urges Ministers to re-think decision to close the Dubs scheme for child refugees or face a vote in the Commons

In a debate in Parliament today on child refugees in Europe Heidi Allen MP confirmed that she has tabled an amendment to re-open the Dubs scheme and require the government ...

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PRESS
February 10, 2017

Fresh Safe Passage research reveals the human cost of closing the ‘Dubs’ scheme as Councils step forward saying more can be done

Research from Safe Passage, a project of Citizens UK, has today revealed the stark implications of the decision by Theresa May to end the child refugee transfer and rescue programme ...

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PRESS
February 8, 2017

Government closure of “Dubs” transfer scheme for refugee children met with dismay

Lord Dubs and key charities have responded with dismay to the announcement today that the Government will end the “Dubs” scheme for transferring vulnerable refugee children to Britain. In a ...

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