Home   Kent   News   Article

KentOnline Podcast: Asylum-seeking children left with Border Force as Kent County Council reaches capacity


More news, no ads

LEARN MORE

Any unaccompanied asylum-seeking children arriving on Kent's shores from today will be looked after by Border Force, after Kent County Council admitted they can no longer safely accommodate more children.

It follows years of warnings to the government that it was close to capacity, but now demand has tipped over due to the increase in boats crossing the Channel in 2020.

We'll hear from Bridget Chapman from the Kent Refugee Action Network.

Also in the podcast: more reaction from teachers, students and universities after the government's U-turn in A-Level exam gradings.

Listen to some of KentOnline's other podcasts by clicking the links below.

Close This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.Learn More