The Joint Committee on Human Rights has launched an inquiry into the human rights of unaccompanied migrant children and young people in the UK, with a particular focus on those who are seeking asylum or have been the victims of trafficking. Public hearings have been held in November and December 2012 with witnesses from the Refugee Council, UNHCR, UNICEF, The Children’s Society, Children’s Commissioners for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, Immigration Legal Practitioners Association (ILPA), Kathleen Marshall, Migrant & Refugee Children’s Legal Unit (MiCLU). The Committee aims to report to both Houses, with recommendations, no later than Easter 2013.
Yesim Deveci, Founder/Director will be giving oral evidence to the committee on Tuesday 22nd January 2013, Commitee Room 4A.
At 2.20 pm:
- Jim Wade, Senior Research Fellow, University of York
- Vaughan Jones, Chief Executive, Praxis Community Projects
- Yesim Deveci, Dost Centre for Young Refugees and Migrants
- John Simmonds, Director of Policy, Research and Development, British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF)
At 3.15 pm
- Philip Ishola, Association of Directors of Childrens’ Services (ADCS)
- Andrew Ireland, Corporate Director for Families and Social Care, Kent County Council
- Janet Patrick, Strategic Advisor for Unaccompanied Minors, Croydon Council
- Richard Ross, Education and Children’s Services Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
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