Saturday, June 25, 2022

Helping child refugees from Ukraine

The government is now allowing the Homes for Ukraine scheme to begin processing existing applications from unaccompanied children with strict safeguards, helping the most vulnerable get to safety in the UK.

  • Some Ukrainian families have made the incredibly difficult decision that they want their children to travel to safety in the UK, even if their parents cannot travel with them.
  • So the British government has worked with the Ukrainian Government to allow children to travel to the UK without a parent or parental guardian – subject to the strictest safeguarding measures, with all applications requiring notarised parental consent and children staying with someone personally known to their parents, except in exceptional circumstances.
  • These changes will ensure children who have been forced from their homes by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine can come to the UK safely and do not have their life chances spoiled as a result.

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