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Support For Unaccompanied Refugee Children

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York’s Labour Councillors are leading the call in York for the resettlement of children fleeing war and persecution that are falling prey to exploitation and abuse in refugee camps across the continent.

The Dubs Amendment put forward by the Labour Lord Alf Dubs, one of many children brought to Britain in 1939 under the Kindertransport scheme, was finally accepted by Government earlier this year and its implementation is supported by a national Liberty campaign.

York Labour Councillors believe that Britain must play its part in the current child refugee crisis by offering sanctuary. Working together, local and central government can provide safety, stability and support to children in desperate need.

York Labour Group Leader Coun. Janet Looker says

“We welcome the commitment to create a resettlement scheme to bring unaccompanied refugee children in Europe to safety in the UK. We recognise and support the vital role that local councils can and should play in caring for children seeking sanctuary.
 
“We urge central government to provide funding to build the essential regional infrastructure necessary to secure the placement and support of children across the country and help us build them a brighter, safer future.”

You can read the Dubs Amendment at the following link:
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2016/19/section/67/enacted

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