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We believe that no woman seeking asylum should have to tell her story:
In front of her children
“I could have opened up more but my little boy was there, I don’t want to bias his mind, I don’t want him to go through that trauma. When it’s just you and your child, you struggle. In the interview there was a bit of disturbance because he wanted attention.”
Since this campaign started Home Office provision of childcare has expanded to all regions in the UK except London. This means that the young children of a woman attending her asylum interview in Glasgow, Cardiff, Solihull, Leeds, Liverpool can play safely in a nearby nursery during the woman’s interview. This prevents women having to choose between traumatizing their children and not disclosing her whole story. The current provision needs evaluating and the provision of childcare in London is still being considered. As well as childcare during asylum interviews, we believe that this should be provided at screening.