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Organisations call on Education Secretary to protect the rights of unaccompanied children in Kent

Over 65 organisations have written to Education Secretary Gavin Williamson to express serious concerns over the treatment of unaccompanied migrant children arriving in Kent.

Extremely vulnerable, unaccompanied migrant children are being held in short-term holding facilities and accommodated in hotels with very limited adult supervision and care, according to reports in the media and to the Home Affairs Select Committee.

The organisations have complained concerning the Department for Education's authorisation for the Home Office to place children seeking asylum in Kent in minimally supported hotel accommodation.

The letter urges him to ensure these vulnerable children are given the care and protection they are entitled to by law.

For the letter, click here.

6/8/21