Government must defend and protect rights of child refugees, says RCPCH

Our President Professor Russell Viner comments on the Dubs amendment to protect child refugees from family separations.

Professor Russell Viner, President of RCPCH said:

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health strongly opposes the unnecessary and damaging separation of children and parents including at border crossings anywhere in the world. We urge the UK Government to live up to its commitment to reunite unaccompanied refugee children with their families in accordance with international human rights law and humanitarian norms.

As a College we support the UK’s continuing leadership on the protection of vulnerable children globally, to ensure we keep the promises we have made as a country, enshrined in the Dubs Amendment, which we strongly feel should remain in UK legislation.