All-Party Parliamentary Group on Migration

Parliamentary meeting on separated asylum seeking children in UK Asylum Hotels

On Tuesday 24 January, the APPG on Refugees and the APPG on Migration held a joint parliamentary meeting discussing the issues faced by separated children seeking asylum being placed in UK hotel accommodation, under the Chatham House Rule.

The panel discussed and analysed the recent cases of separated asylum seeking children in hotels and explored potential solutions to ease the crisis.


  • David Simmonds MP (Chair, APPG on Migration and Vice Chair, APPG on Refugees)


  • Steve Crocker OBE (President, Association of Directors of Children’s Services)
  • Kamena Dorling (Co-Chair, Refugee and Migrant Children’s Consortium)
  • Dinah Beckett (Regional Asylum & Refugee Integration Manager, Migration Yorkshire)


Diletta Lauro