Leader welcomes government commitment to ease immediate child migrant crisis in Kent.

A government commitment to increase funding and support for the care of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC) in Kent has been welcomed by Kent County Council (KCC) Leader, Roger Gough although several long-term issues still require resolution. Mr. Gough’s direct appeals to central government for intervention have resulted in a personal commitment from Chris Philp MP,…

KCC on reports of help for vulnerable refugee children

The government has today said £10 million will be given to help vulnerable refugee minors in Europe. The Home Office said it will work with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to lead a new initiative to resettle unaccompanied children from conflict regions. Recent world events have led to a huge increase in the number of Unaccompanied…

A big thank you!

Kent County Council has been inundated with offers of help and donations for the high numbers of unaccompanied asylum seeking children who arrived in Kent during the summer months and continue to do so. More than 170 offers of help have been received. With offers ranging from accommodation in people’s own homes, sports equipment, DVD’s,…