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Home Affairs Committee continues inquiry into Channel Crossings and unaccompanied children

The Home Affairs Committee continues its inquiry into Channel Crossings, migration and asylum-seeking routes through the EU.

On 9 September 2020 the Committee took evidence from the Leader of Kent County Council, Roger Gough, and the President of the Association of Directors of Children's Services, Jenny Coles, on the process for handling unaccompanied asylum-seeking children arriving in the UK. It examined the ability of councils on the south-east coast to accommodate the increased number of children arriving in recent months, including the financial and resourcing implications of caring for unaccompanied children.

The session also examined the effectiveness of the voluntary National Transfer Scheme in sharing responsibility for providing care with other councils in the UK. 

To watch the session, click here. For more information of the inquiry, click here.