Councils braced for mounting pressure on aslyum support system

By Martin Ford | 20 February 2020

Concern has been raised over councils' capacity to support child asylum seekers ahead of an expected surge later this year.

Kent CC’s corporate director for children, Matt Dunkley, said the number of asylum seekers arriving in the UK peaked in the run-up to previous Brexit deadlines for deals and he fears the same pattern could emerge as the end of the transition period approaches on December 31.

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