'Intrusive medical tests not accurate'
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Social workers: 'Intrusive medical tests not accurate'

A Tory MP who called for child migrants arriving in the UK from Calais to have their teeth tested to verify their ages has been condemned by dentists and social workers.

David Davies MP told the Today programme "people are desperate and they will say what they need to say to get in" to the UK. But Ruth Allen, chief executive of the British Association of Social Workers, says "intrusive medical tests are not appropriate" or accurate.

  • 19 Oct 2016