Child refugee resettlement in the UK
Millions of children worldwide have been forced from their homes by warfare and disaster. At least 300,000 of them are travelling the world’s dangerous migrant routes alone. Some have lost their parents in the conflicts raging in their homelands, others have become separated from their families in the chaos of escape or been sent by parents desperate to save them from becoming the victims of violence.
Without the care and protection of an adult these children are at extreme risk of abuse, trafficking and exploitation. By denying children a safe route of escape the world’s governments are placing them in greater danger and leaving them at the mercy of unscrupulous people smugglers.
We are calling on the UK Government to protect unaccompanied child refugees by providing safe and regular channels for them to reach safety.