Thousands of European children in UK face care ‘cliff edge’
Thousands of European children living in care in the UK face being left with no legal post-Brexit status, the Children’s Society has warned.
The warning comes after it was revealed that 2,500 EU nationals in the children’s care system – around 28 per cent – have not been granted settled status yet.
Mark Russell, chief executive of the Children’s Society, said: “No child should ever have to face the uncertainty and limbo that comes with being undocumented but it seems thousands of EU children, who are supposed to be in the care of their local authority, could very soon face this cliff edge. This is simply unacceptable.”
Our social affairs correspondent May Bulman reports:
Labour urges inquiry into David Cameron’s relationship with Greensill
Labour has called for an inquiry into former prime minister David Cameron’s links to the collapsed financial services firm Greensill Capital.
Keir Starmer said “we need to get to the bottom of what happened, who spoke to who and what effect did it have”, following allegations that Lex Greensill was given “privileged access” to government during his friend Mr Cameron’s time in No 10.