Legal aid residency tests ‘will leave migrant children destitute’

Share

Abandoned migrant and trafficked children will be left destitute and at risk of exploitation if the government goes ahead with a plan to introduce residency tests to determine whether they qualify for legal aid, child protection experts are warning.

The plan places further scrutiny on benefit guidelines in the UK. The European commission last week alleged that the UK’s use of residency tests to determine whether European Union migrants can claim benefits is a breach of EU law.

Now children’s charities fear that new residency measures for legal aid will leave many vulnerable young people without basic legal protection.

Read more at the Guardian

[adsenseyu4]

Home Secretary

Home Secretary

Use Facebook to Comment on this Post


Written by

No Comments Yet.

Leave a Reply

Message

Protected by WP Anti Spam
What is 15 + 9 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is:
IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math (so we know that you are a human) :-)

*