British and French officials have begun enrolling unaccompanied children in the Calais “Jungle” who are expecting to join relatives in Britain.
A substantial number of child refugees will arrive from the migrant camp within days in the UK, according to reports.
The Children’s Commissioner for England has formerly said about 300 kids in the camp, from nations like Syria and Afghanistan, will come to the UK.
French authorities have said they will close the camp.
Demolish the team and French President Francois Hollande desires to move the inhabitants it holds to reception centers.
Aid groups have raised concerns that the planned closure will result in kids before they’re processed vanishing.
Home Office officials in Calais happen to be focusing first on unaccompanied minors that have the right to join relatives under EU laws.
A separate enrollment procedure will take place for vulnerable kids who do not have family in great britain.
Under EU-wide regulation, asylum claims must be made in the first safe country an individual reaches, but children can have their claim transferred to another country if they have family members residing there.
UK law additionally requires the authorities to arrange for support of unaccompanied refugee children and the transfer to the UK from Europe.
Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said the government is moving quickly and that she desires as many youngsters as potential brought to the UK before the team is shut down by the French authorities.
On the other hand, the charity Safe Passage, which is working alongside the government, says it has not yet been shown any operating strategies setting out how the children will be transferred.
Operations and programme delivery consultant Red Godfrey-Sagoo told: “There continues to be a noticeable increase in action both in the French authorities and the UK authorities on attempting to work out the best way to get this done immediately. That continues to be noted.
“Does it mean that we technically have seen any operating strategies on how it is going to be delivered? We haven’t seen that yet. So we still ask those questions.”
The Local Government Association has said that councils will require “long term funding arrangements from authorities in order for the commitment to support those kids starting a brand new life in the UK is properly financed”.
Mr Hollande has promised to set up “reception and orientation centres” to take in asylum seekers.
A “dignified welcome” would be given to folks who filed for the right to asylum but anyone who was unsuccessful would be deported, he said.