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Mental health support for people held at immigration removal centres is "patchy", experts have warned. A report said many detainees have been through traumatic events and they all face an uncertain future. While some centres are providing good care for detainees, others are leaving people feeling as though they are…
The Home Office has extended its contract with G4S and Serco to provide asylum seekers with accommodation - despite controversy that some people were marked out by having their doors painted red. Earlier this year, G4S had to repaint the doors of the asylum seekers it housed in Middlesbrough and…
Small charities and faith-based groups are struggling to meet the needs of rising numbers of destitute migrant children and families, according to a report. The organisations are stepping in to provide housing, food and clothing, the study said. But it warned that the voluntary sector faces a lack of capacity…
As the number of displaced children around the world reaches historic levels, experts who work with child refugees will gather at the University of Kent next week. Held in the Darwin conference centre on Thursday 24 November, Child Refugees Welcome? Working together to meet the challenges of the Immigration Acts…
A Labour peer who fled the Nazis has accused the Government of breaking its promises to provide sanctuary for more child refugees. The Government earlier this year pledged to take in more children from the "Jungle" Calais camp and across Europe following a political rebellion led by Lord Dubs. But…
Nearly half the staff at a Norfolk care home have been ordered to leave the UK after the licence allowing them to work there legally was withdrawn. Nine people from the Phillipines, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka have been given 60 days to leave the country, having worked at the…
The University of Gloucestershire has won €237,000 of EU funding to lead a project to help schools, universities and other organisations better understand the backgrounds of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. ‘MyStory: Digital Storytelling Toolbox for Diversity’ will help train teachers and school pupils in the use of digital media…
One in four local authorities - including Theresa May's local council - has not accepted unaccompanied refugee children from the Calais Jungle. The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, which contains the Prime Minister's constituency, is one of at least 38 councils in England which have so far not taken…
Hundreds of unaccompanied child asylum seekers are being taken to Britain, moved from a camp in Calais, northern France, as its closure begins. There were 387 unaccompanied minors in the French refugee camp known as “the Jungle” with links to the UK and they are arriving in England in groups…
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has joined the leaders of the Green Party and Plaid Cymru to condemn the Government's "toxic" stance on immigration. The SNP leader signed a joint statement criticising the "divisive rhetoric" from the Tories following Home Secretary Amber Rudd's speech announcing measures aimed at curbing the…
The number of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children being looked after in England has jumped by more than half in the space of a year. A total of 4,210 children claiming asylum in the UK were reported as being in the care of local authorities as of March 31 2016. This was…
Jeremy Corbyn is to announce plans to restore a multimillion-pound fund to help local communities deal with the impact of immigration. But the Labour leader risks sparking a row within his own party, as aides said he was not making it an objective to reduce the number of migrants coming…
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