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26 April 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, said:

“It is very welcome news that more children will be helped by Alf Dubs’ scheme and testament to the hard work of local communities across the country who have worked with councils to find extra places for some of the most vulnerable child refugees in Europe. However, if 130 places can be missed due to an administrative error, and many more councils have since come forward and pledged extra spaces, this clearly demonstrates the need to re-consult with councils on capacity and re-open the ‘Dubs scheme’ so more children can in future benefit.”