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August 8, 2017

Calais: No place for refugee children

This morning Safe Passage’s Beth Gardiner-Smith spoke to Sky News about the situation in Calais, where the number of refugees is growing every day. Over the past 9-months, there have ...

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NEWS
August 2, 2017

Ruth Davidson urged to support action on child refugees

A host of public figures have written to Ruth Davidson MSP urging her to do more to put pressure on the government to accept child refugees. The letter, signed by ...

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NEWS
July 24, 2017

Summer Newsletter

In this latest update, we are excited to be sharing news of our latest growth: we have expanded our work in Northern Europe and we now have a new member of ...

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NEWS
July 3, 2017

Refugee resettlement scheme expanded to include people from Middle East North Africa region

Amber Rudd MP announced today that changes will be made to the Vulnerable Person’s Resettlement Scheme (VPRS) to enable more nationalities to benefit. The VPRS scheme was launched in January ...

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NEWS
June 27, 2017

Safe Passage and legal partners nominated for award

We are delighted to announced that Safe Passage and our legal partners have been shortlisted for The Lawyer magazine’s Pro-Bono award. The winner will be announced at their annual awards ceremony ...

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NEWS
June 16, 2017

New Strategic Plan

Safe Passage have published our Strategic Plan for 2017, which details our solution, how we will achieve it, and our goals to 2020. It is available to download or you can request ...

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NEWS
May 28, 2017

Theresa May’s pre-election pledge to resettle 20,000 refugees

The hard work of Refugees Welcome supporters during the general election campaign paid off. Like hundreds of others across the country, Refugee Welcome supporters got together to hold their Parliamentary ...

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NEWS
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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PRESS
July 12, 2017

Independent inquiry into the situation of separated and unaccompanied minors in Europe

Today (12 July) the Human Trafficking Foundation released the results of their independent inquiry into the situation of separated and unaccompanied minors in Europe. Safe Passage facilitated meetings between the ...

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PRESS
July 6, 2017

Death of Iraqi refugee leads to calls for changes to treatment of child refugees

Yesterday (5 July) an inquest into the death of Mohammed Hassan, an Iraqi teenager who died trying to reach relatives in the UK from Dunkirk, concluded with HM Senior Coroner ...

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PRESS
May 22, 2017

Hundreds of unaccompanied refugee children could have been unlawfully denied family reunion

This week the Administrative Court will consider whether the government failed to take adequate steps to protect children’s rights prior to the demolition of the Calais camp in France, and ...

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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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