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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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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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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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PRESS
November 19, 2016

Calais refugee children frustrated as they wait for information on UK transfers

Safe Passage, a programme of Citizens UK, have today revealed that refugee children in France, previously registered in Calais and now living in CAOs (reception centres), are not being given ...

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November 16, 2016

“Betraying the letter and spirit of Dubs”: charities criticise Home Office for ban on teenage refugee transfers

  Charities have today accused the Home Office of breaking its promises to vulnerable children by issuing guidance which bars most unaccompanied minors over the age of 12 from being ...

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November 6, 2016

Citizens UK to stage mass action outside Lunar House after transfer of Calais children cancelled

  On Sunday at 2pm Citizens UK volunteers, community and faith leaders will stage an action outside the Home Office’s Lunar House in Croydon calling for transfers of unaccompanied minors from ...

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November 4, 2016

Health leaders unite in pledge to protect child refugees

In a letter published today in the Daily Telegraph, health and medical professionals have branded the Government’s response to the refugee crisis ‘shameful,’ coming together to call for a show ...

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PRESS
October 31, 2016

Faith leaders encourage Home Secretary to resume transfers of children from Calais

Nearly 200 faith leaders, as well as Lord Alf Dubs, have today called on Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary, to resume transfers of children from the Calais camps to the ...

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