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Thursday, 31 January 2013

Correct the misperceptions which persist in our society

The 'Report of the Parliamentary Inquiry into Asylum Support for Children and Young People' launched yesterday unsurprisingly found that the asylum system is in urgent need of reform. The report paints a picture of a hostile environment in which things are made difficult for asylum seeking families in the belief that this will force them to leave the UK. This situation has serious repercussions for children’s well-being and the report argued 'that there is an urgent need to address the public discourse around asylum and refugee issues, and correct the misperceptions which persist in our society'. Read the full report here.

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