Kosovan refugees at a camp in Montenegro in 1999
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Child asylum seekers 'need right support'

Lone child asylum seekers are at great risk of harm or being exploited, the Welsh Refugee Council (WRC) warns.

It says children travelling without parents or guardians often arrive without documents which can lead to some being categorised as an adult.

Between 150 and 200 young asylum seekers arrived in Wales in the last five years but it is not known how many were placed in adult accommodation.

Both the Welsh government and Home Office said they were giving support.

However, Heaven Crawley, professor of international migration at Swansea University, said young asylum seekers need to be given guardians to speak for them.

  • 01 Aug 2014
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