Government considers plans to take in more refugee children

Government is considering plans to accept unaccompanied refugee children from across Europe. Credit: Reuters

The Government is considering plans to take in more unaccompanied refugee children amid Europe's migrant crisis, International Development Secretary Justine Greening has said.

Ministers have faced calls led by the charity Save the Children for 3,000 refugee children living alone in Europe to be resettled in the UK.

Greening said the Government is "looking at whether we can do more".

The Prime Minister earlier told the Commons they were carefully considering the plan and "looking at the 3,000 in good faith".

Ms Greening rejected accusations the Government was not doing enough to tackle the wider migration crisis.

Ms Greening said coming to Europe was a "last resort, not a first resort" for many refugees.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called for Britain to join a pan-European effort to help ease the migrant crisis as he visited camps in northern France on Saturday.