Children seeking asylum

Children who arrive in the UK on our own seeking asylum are very at risk. We need care and protection from the moment we arrive. Most of us have left behind distressing lives and difficult situations. We need time, support and understanding to recover from the things that have happened to us.

We should all have access to caring and loving homes so a new campaign to find more foster carers for unaccompanied children seeking asylum should be launched.

We should be supported to get a good education from the moment we arrive in an area, and to get great help to learn English quickly and well.

We should be protected from bullying, by schools building a sense of everyone belonging.

If we have made Britain our homes – the place where we have been schooled, made friends and built our lives again – we should be allowed to stay after we reach 18 years old.

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