Refugee children and young people are no longer in the headlines but their plight has not gone away. Many are still in Northern France sleeping rough. The Home Office's argument for not offering them places to resettle in the UK has always been that local authorities don't have places to house and look after them.
However, over the past few years, the charity Safe Passage has managed to secure pledges of 1,170 places from local authorities to resettle young refugees as a part of their 'Our Turn' campaign.
These 1,170 places mean that there is capacity for the first year of a new resettlement scheme but they will remain unfilled unless the government makes a commitment.
On 18th June Safe Passage are demonstrating outside parliament, starting at 1.15pm with speeches at 1.45pm.
JCORE is coordinating a contingent from the Jewish community to take part in the demonstration. We will meet at 1pm by the statue of Churchill on the North East corner of Parliament Square .If you would like to take part
and include a mobile number in case we need to contact you on the day.
There will also be a group travelling by tube from Finchley Central Station, organised by volunteers from Finchley Reform Synagogue. The group will meet on the Southbound platform at midday. If you would like to join this group, please email us.