The placement of children in Home Office hotels started as a temporary, crisis response from the summer of 2021, but eighteen months on the practice continues. This is despite the accommodation of children in hotels being unlawful and leaving children outside of the local authority care they should be receiving, with over 200 having gone missing from hotels.
In collaboration with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees, on Tuesday 24th January from 5.30pm, the APPG on Migration will hold a joint parliamentary meeting to discuss the issues faced by separated children (unaccompanied asylum-seeking children) being placed in hotel accommodation when they arrive in the UK.
This topic will be discussed with a panel of representatives from local authorities and the refugee & asylum sector with an expertise on children. The panel discussion will be followed by time for questions and discussion from the audience. Mainly tailored to parliamentarians, a selected group of NGO representatives has also been invited to contribute to the discussion.
- 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
For any inquiries please contact the APPG Refugees at firstname.lastname@example.org