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Children 'with no state' in UK

Hundreds of children living rough in London and other cities may have no nationality, the BBC has found.

Inside Out London has uncovered stories of children who, according to official records, do not exist - with some forced into sex work in order to be able to afford to eat.

Further research by the BBC suggests it is a UK-wide problem.

Charities warn of stateless children in Birmingham, Leeds, Coventry, Nottingham, Newcastle, Liverpool, Oxford and Cardiff.

David Akinsanya has been investigating.

  • 05 Nov 2012
  • From the section UK