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Council welcomes extra £4m for asylum seeker care costs

The government has agreed to pay an additional £4million per year to Croydon towards the costs the council incurs in caring for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, or UASCs. Over the past decade, Croydon has looked after more than 5,000 unaccompanied asylum-seeking … Continue reading

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Government grant for child asylum seekers is ‘unacceptable’

Croydon Council is to contest the central government grant it has been allocated towards the costs of supporting unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, with just £370,000 towards the £3million costs being described as “unacceptable”. Croydon deals with 10 per cent of UASCs … Continue reading

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