Children from Calais camp given a home in Hertfordshire
Ten children from Ethiopia and Eritrea have been homed in Hertfordshire after arriving yesterday,
Within a couple of hours of receiving 10 girls from Ethiopia and Eritrea in the early hours of Sunday morning, placements were found with foster carers across the county.
The girls arrived in the UK under the “Dubs amendment” rules, which allow vulnerable children refuge in Britain.
Richard Roberts, cabinet member for children’s services, said: “I’d like to express my sincere thanks to our foster carers and staff, who were on standby all night. They showed real compassion, kindness and commitment in what were very trying circumstances.”
With French authorities clearing the camp from today, Hertfordshire, along with all other local authorities, was asked by the Government to make available a small number of foster placements to receive children from the camp.