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Child refugees met by UK 'shambles', says charity chief

Child refugees arriving in Britain have faced a "complete shambles" and "absolutely appalling" failures of care, the head of a leading children's charity has said.

Andy Elvin, from the Tact fostering and adoption charity, blamed Theresa May and Home Secretary Amber Rudd for the "chaos" over children from the Calais 'jungle' camp.

They had refused to allow officials to make plans for them which could have allowed the youngsters to be fast-tracked to their relatives or suitable foster families, he said.

"It’s a complete shambles, and it’s a completely avoidable shambles as well," he told ITV News.

"They come to the UK seeking sanctuary, and this is how we treat them. It's utterly shameful."

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