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Asylum families 'untraced'

Border officials failed to trace the families of 60% of asylum-seeking children who arrived alone in the UK, an inspection has found. The Home Office has a legal obligation to try and find family members of unaccompanied children.

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Home Office 'committed' to helping most vulnerable

A Home Office spokesman said it is "committed" to ensuring that the most vulnerable asylum seekers, such as unaccompanied children, "are treated fairly and sensitively".

We have accepted all nine of the Chief Inspector's recommendations and have already issued new interim guidance to caseworkers giving practical information on family tracing.

We have also amended the training course for all new case workers to ensure it includes updated guidance on family

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