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Safe at last? Children on the front line of UK border control

Child asylum seekers arriving in the UK, some suffering from illness or serious injuries, are being denied basics like rest, food and medicine before they complete oppressive and unlawful interviews with the UK Border Agency (UKBA). Safe at Last? reveals the experiences of these children in their own words. Some of the´children are detained and subjected to interview without being offered any medical care. Interviews are carried out without any independent adult or legal representative present, and sometimes without the right interpreters. Information obtained from the children is frequently used against their claim for international protection.

Published 2011-05-12