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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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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
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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NEWS
February 10, 2017

Daughter of Sir Nicholas Winton makes direct appeal to Prime Minister not to close Dubs scheme

Barbara Winton, the daughter of Sir Nicholas Winton, who rescued 669 children from Nazi-occupied Europe as part of the Kindertransport programme, has written an open letter to the Prime Minister, ...

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January 28, 2017

Holocaust Memorial Day

On Holocaust Memorial Day, Friday 27 January, children helped by Safe Passage attended a ceremony in Parliament to rededicate the Kindertransport plaque. Sami, one of the children in attendance, said: ...

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NEWS
January 20, 2017

Faith leaders call for action on vulnerable refugee children in Greece and Italy

To date, not one unaccompanied child has been transferred from Greece or Italy under the provisions made for the most vulnerable refugee children in Europe by the Dubs amendment. As ...

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NEWS
January 18, 2017

Urgent appeal for children in Dunkirk camp

There are still refugee camps in France, in those camps, young children are living alone, vulnerable and at risk of exploitation. We are working in partnership with the British Red ...

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NEWS
January 9, 2017

Guardian and Observer readers raise over £500,000 for Safe Passage

The Guardian and Observer Christmas appeal closed yesterday having reached an astonishing £1,75million for child refugees. The funds raised will be shared by three charities working with child refugees: Help ...

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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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PRESS
February 3, 2017

Response to Anti-Slavery Commissioner’s statement on child refugees

Responding to the statement from the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner on child refugees Rt Reverend Jonathan Clark, Bishop of Croydon, said:  “We agree with the Anti-Slavery Commissioner that far more needs ...

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PRESS
January 27, 2017

Chief Rabbi and Archbishop of Canterbury to mark Holocaust Memorial Day with Lord Dubs at rededication of Kindertransport plaque in Parliament

20 years ago the Committee of the Reunion of the Kindertransport donated a plaque to Parliament commemorating Britain’s act of generosity to Jewish children in Nazi-occupied Europe. On Holocaust Memorial Day [27 January ...

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