Friday, 23 September 2016

Child Protection in Calais

Labour MP Stella Creasy’s amendment to the Immigration Act would result in unaccompanied child refugees at the camp in Calais being treated as potential British citizens, so becoming entitled to child protection action by the British authorities.

The amendment deserves widespread support as a vitally important humanitarian measure.

Put bluntly, the failure of both the British and French governments to ensure the safety and welfare of children in the camp is a disgrace. The issue must be tackled urgently.