are fighting the Government in court to give child refugees a fair chance of reaching the UK.
Last year, Safe Passage UK, one of the charities that the Parish of Hardington Vale currently support, launched a challenge of the Government’s unlawful family reunion policy for child refugees from Europe. Due to covid delays, it took months to confirm a date. They have finally received confirmation for the hearing – 25-26 May.
At the hearing, Safe Passage UK will be challenging the Government’s policy for considering refugee family reunion cases from Europe. Although this route was closed to new applications in December, many children still have applications under consideration. Hundreds more had their applications rejected last year under this unfair policy.
Winning this case will offer hundreds of children another chance to reach their families in the UK.
Children impacted by this policy have spent a freezing winter stranded in Europe during a global pandemic, instead of safe with their families.
For many, challenging this unlawful policy will be their last chance of reaching sanctuary.
Safe Passage UK need your help.
Refugees need your support to make sure they can reach safety. Safe Passage are working hard to help bring these children to the UK, and fighting to stop the Government closing the door on safe and legal routes to sanctuary.
If you would like to make a donation to the above charity, please make a cheque payable to Hardington Vale PCC and write Safe Passage UK on the reverse and send to the Treasurer, c/o Parish Office, Vicarage Lane, Norton St Philip, BA2 7LY. If you would prefer to pay by bank transfer use the following parish account:- Hardington Vale PCC Code: 60 23 06 Ac: 31003060 and use reference Safe Passage UK.