Judge: Kent must accommodate UAS children 'irrespective' of resources

By Dan Peters | 05 June 2024

Kent CC has been told by a judge it must accommodate and look after all unaccompanied asylum seeking (UAS) children 'irrespective' of its resources.

The judgment comes amid predictions that increasing numbers of UAS children will arrive over the summer on top of numbers ballooning by 59% last year – from 1,405 in 2022 to 2,228 in 2023.

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