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Asylum: Children

Question for Home Office

UIN 141609, tabled on 21 January 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which local authorities have agreed to facilitate remote interviews following her proof-of-concept exercise with Kent county council to conduct unaccompanied asylum-seeking children interviews in its local offices.

Answered on

29 January 2021

After a successful proof of concept with Kent County Council, the Home Office has expanded the programme of facilitated remote interviews for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children to all Local Authorities across the United Kingdom.

Early indications are there is significant interest, however discussions are still ongoing with Local Authorities.

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Home Office