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UK 'failing migrant children'

Britain is falling short of obligations set out under international law for dealing with migrant children, a group of parliamentarians has warned.

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UK takes migrant children responsibilities 'seriously'

The UK takes its international responsibilities to children seriously and their welfare is at the heart of every decision made.

Unaccompanied asylum-seeking children are always given individual support and reassurance from those in social services and immigration.

Age assessments are vital in ensuring that children and adults are treated appropriately as unfortunately adults claim to be children in order to access this specialist support.

Rightly, local authorities are responsible for making this decision - as they need to make sure that adults are not placed in accommodation with vulnerable children.

– Home Office spokeswoman

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