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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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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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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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