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London Councils statement: Dubs Amendment

Responding to Government's announcement on ending its commitment to the Dubs Amendment, Cllr Claire Kober, chair of London Councils, said: 

“It is deeply disappointing that Government has chosen to end its commitment to the Dubs Amendment after such a short period of time.  

“Councils in London have stepped up and taken responsibility in this very real humanitarian crisis, with an estimated one in three of the total number of children who arrived in the UK as a result of the Dubs Amendment having been settled in the capital already. 

“Boroughs made clear they stood ready to assist.  Together with the Mayor of London, we sought assurances from the Home Secretary that support would be offered to councils helping youngsters forced to flee their homes to rebuild their lives in safety in the UK.  

“Government must not now turn its back on the situation – there are still many more children in an extremely vulnerable position and we have a responsibility to play our part in helping to alleviate this continuing crisis.”