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Portsmouth City Council has urged the Government to review the way councils deal with unaccompanied children seeking asylum, after figures show they account for a quarter of the council's looked after children.
Local authorities often threaten to take children into care if their parents do not have the proper documentation to remain in the country, human rights groups warn.
The UK has passed the half way mark in its commitment to resettle 20,000 refugees by 2020.
The council that looks after 10% of the country's unaccompanied asylum seeking children has slammed the government's decision to award it less than 2% of the funding available.
Councils in England are to receive an additional £29m to help support unaccompanied asylum seeking children and care leavers.
A scheme to make sure local authorities share responsibilities for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children is to be extended to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
A review of council funding will be published as part of a wider strategy on improving care for unaccompanied migrant children and child victims of slavery.
Immigration policies are being formulated ‘in the dark’, committee warns as it criticises the quality of migration data the Government bases its decisions on.
The Government’s net migration target of below 100,000 a year could lead to over 3 million people facing unemployment, new research reveals.
City regions should be allowed to set their own quotas for immigration to help councils address specific economic and cultural needs, MPs have said today.