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Protect unaccompanied asylum seeking children

Good Law Project is bringing a set of legal challenges to seek the proper protection of unaccompanied children who are seeking asylum in the UK.

A few weeks ago, a whistleblower reported that dozens of children had gone missing from a Home Office-run facility, with clear indications that they had been trafficked by criminal gangs. The government has admitted that it is unaware of the whereabouts of hundreds of children

As of January 2023, the Home Office has been accommodating unaccompanied asylum-seeking children in hotels for over 19 months. At least 4,600 children have been placed in hotels, 440 missing episodes have been recorded, and 200 children remain missing. 

We are working with Article 39 – a charity which fights for the rights of children living in state and privately-run institutions – on three separate legal actions to keep these vulnerable children safe, including challenging the Home Office’s controversial practice of housing unaccompanied asylum-seeking children in unregulated hotels. 

We hope to hold those responsible accountable, urgently increase protection for children currently at risk, and prevent the same thing happening to other vulnerable children in the future.

But can only do this crucial work with your help. If you would like to support our work on this case, you can donate here.


Why we need your support

Good Law Project only exists thanks to donations from people across the UK. We are incredibly grateful to all of our supporters, without whom our work would not be possible.

Every single penny that we receive makes a huge difference to our ability to hold those in power to account and demand a better, fairer future.

If you’re in a position to support our work, you can do so here. Thank you

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