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Refugees: Children

Question for Home Office

UIN 24178, tabled on 29 June 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to protect child refugees who are brought into the UK.

Answered on

6 July 2021

Since 2015, the UK has resettled over 25,000 refugees, around half of whom have been children.

The Government continues to welcome refugees through the global UK Resettlement Scheme (UKRS).

The majority of child refugees are resettled with their family members, although some unaccompanied child refugees are resettled where the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees judges it to be in the best interests of the child.

Local authorities and community sponsor groups provide support to resettled refugees on arrival, including safeguarding for child refugees. The Government provides a support package to local authorities to enable that support and the integration of all refugees resettled through our schemes.

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