Aldridge-Brownhills MP praised by charity in support of separated migrant children
25th October 2019
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The Member of Parliament for Aldridge-Brownhills, Wendy Morton, has been praised  a national charity for her support of separated migrant children.  This follows immigration matters for separated migrant children being brought back into the scope of legal aid following the government's legal aid cuts.   The Legal Aid for Separated Children Order 2019 has now been brought into force to bring non asylum immigration and citizenship matters into the scope of legal aid for under 18s not in the care of a parent, guardian r legal authority.     Wendy, who is also Justice Minister, said, "This is a positive step to make sure we are offering the right support and protection to some of the most vulnerable in our society.  These changes will mean migrant children who have been separated from their carers can access the vital legal support they need faster and more easily".   Mark Russell, Chief Executive of the Children's Society, said the charity "was delighted" that the government had acted on their promise to ensure separated and unaccompanied children can resolve I migration issues and secure citizenship.   "   
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