Backbench business debate on refugees and unaccompanied asylum seeking children

Councils, working with central government, national partners and regional bodies, have shown great leadership in building additional capacity for children from the Calais camp at fast pace


Key messages

  • Councils, working with central government, national partners and regional bodies, have shown great leadership in building additional capacity for children from the Calais camp at fast pace. As well as direct support for children, local authorities freed up social workers to assess children before their arrival in the UK and to undertake family assessments, often with only a day or two days' notice.