Scotland IS different as it protects unaccompanied children seeking asylum

In the HOUSE OF LORDS European Union Committee 48th Report of Session 2017–19 HL Paper 428 Brexit: refugee protection and asylum policy, we read:

‘The Refugee Council, for example, noted that unaccompanied children seeking asylum in Scotland and Northern Ireland had access to independent guardians, but that an equivalent service was only available to children in England and Wales who had [and who could prove that they had] experienced modern slavery.’

https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201719/ldselect/ldeucom/428/428.pdf

This follows the research the University of Birmingham showing that ‘EU families in Scotland feel more welcome and safer than south of the border.’

https://eurochildrenblog.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/eurochildren-brief-8-sigona-godin-scotland.pdf

Earlier reports here reveal a consistently more humanitarian approach to refugees and other migrants:

Different NHS Scotland and Wales reject England’s hostile environment for vulnerable migrant mothers-to-be

It is a matter of life in Scotland and death in England

Only Guardian and Al Jazeera tell us EU families and ‘Eurochildren’ in Brexiting Britain feel safer in Scotland

Scotland drifting away from nasty place as SNP Government launches funeral benefit for those on low income

Published by johnrobertson834

Retired Professor of Media Politics Not-for-profit independent political analysis

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