Asylum-seeking children are being disbelieved – and classed as adults


A report published today says that hundreds of vulnerable children have been put at risk because social workers and others have disbelieved them when they told the truth.

In the report by Coram Children’s Legal Centre, social workers have been found to have wrongly classified hundreds of asylum-seeking children as adults. As a result, some of these children have been left homeless, denied the right to go to school, unlawfully locked up in adult detention centres and placed unsupervised in adult accommodation where they’ve been abused.

Read more at the Guardian


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