Lambeth Deputy Leader, Paul McGlone, is part of a delegation of senior councillors to visit Calais with Citizens UK, calling on government to do more for child refugees.
Lambeth Labour has committed to support refugees, and has let the government know that we are ready to help children coming from conflicts across the world. In April, Lambeth Leader Lib Peck welcomed the first family settling here from Syria.
We have thrown our support behind the Liberty and Help Refugees campaign to Protect Refugee Children, calling on government to urgently play its part. In May 2016, the Government committed to working with councils across the UK to resettle an unspecified number of children. Three months later and no action has been taken to deliver on this promise, despite support from Lambeth and other councils across the country. You can see more on the campaign and the pledge that Lambeth has signed here.