Bishop of Southwark asks about safety of unaccompanied children in Calais Jungle camp

BishSouthwarktaxcreditsOn 20th July 2016 Lord Dubs asked Her Majesty’s Government “what is their assessment of the threatened demolition of the Calais Jungle camp and the position of child refugees.” The Bishop of Southwark, Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, asked a follow up question:

The Lord Bishop of Southwark: My Lords, I welcome the noble Baroness to her post. Mindful of the fact that over 200 children went missing when the southern part of the camp was dismantled, will a commitment be given in the case of unaccompanied children to avoid the perils of sudden dispersal?

Baroness Williams of Trafford: The right reverend Prelate makes a very important point not only about safeguarding children, especially when they are unaccompanied on their journey, but about being mindful of some of the legal frameworks of the countries they have come from, so I totally concur with the right reverend Prelate’s point.